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?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.