As Salaamu Aalikum,
Just want to find out a question on zakaat. Am married to an American brother, am currently living in the US, however I have money in Trinidad for which I calculate and give zakaat on.
Here in America we fall into the category of receiving zakaat because we don’t have the Nisaab of US$3849.39 in savings, we just live pay cheque to pay cheque we are renting, am not working and we have a second hand car. My question is can we receive Zakaat?
Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
Although you do not have the Nisaab, you cannot be considered as ‘poor and needy’. Al-handulillah you
are working and are able to fulfill your needs and necessities, like many other people. As such, you should not accept zakaat except that you are in a needy state.
And Allah Knows best
Mufti Waseem Khan
This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.