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My sister’s son is studying in a university in Bangladesh. His parents cannot bear the expenses of his education. So my nephew very often asks for money to me. Because I do not like such education, I do not want to help him. Now can I give him Zakah money as a poor relative, rather than as a student?

My sister’s son is studying in a university in Bangladesh. His parents cannot bear the expenses of his education. So my nephew very often asks for money to me. Because I do not like such education, I do not want to help him. Now can I give him Zakah money as a poor relative, rather than as a student?

Answer

(Fatwa: 313/313/M=1433)

If the son of your sister (bhanja) is poor and is entitled to receive zakah then you can give zakah to him.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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