Giving one’s zakaat to one’s brother

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. Is it permissible to give my zakaah funds to my brother because he has lost his job and cannot make “ends meat”? (He does not have the zakaat nisaab).

2. If it is not permissible to give my brother, then , can I give it to his wife who also falls in the category of a zakaah recipient?


A: Yes

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)