Giving Zakat to sister in law

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
My sister in law was married in Srinagar. Her husband expired two years ago. She has no child. Just after a week of death of her husband, her in laws asked her that the deceased husband has gifted property to his nephew. As there was no alternative, she came back to her parents house. Now a days she is living with me. We give her financial assistance regularly. My question here is that can I give her zakat ?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 842/738/SD=09/1440)


If your Sali is eligible to receive zakah i.e. she does not own 52.5 tola silver or gold equal to its price and some cash or cash amount or goods equal to its price that is more than the necessities of life then you may give her zakah.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.