Sayyid taking zakaat

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: A father who is not allowed to accept zakaah (due to his lineage) but due to him being unemployed and barely getting by he accepted some zakaah hampers and money. Is the hampers that he accepted halaal upon his children?


A: He should rather give it to someone who is eligible for zakaat and then ask that person to give it to him as a gift.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)