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Can I Give Zakat to My Maid?

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Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji


Can I give zakat to my maid? Her daughter had an accident and needs surgery. So can I help her with the money I had kept for zakat..she is poor and doesn’t have gold or property?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It is permissible to use Zakat funds in this scenario.

This is because the recipient (the maid’s daughter) does not fall under those prohibited to discharge zakat.1

Discharging Zakat in this scenario is not disliked as it is separate from the wages.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Nurul Idhaah ,175 , Zam Zam Publishers

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