Giving a large sum of zakaat money to a single person

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Q: I have a question about zakah. Can someone donate £100,000 (British) of zakah to a single person who is eligible?


A: Yes. Though it is makrooh to give him such a huge amount that will make him the owner of nisaab.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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