Giving beggars zakaat

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My question is about zakaah. In the UK, we have some muslim women begging outside the mosque. Can we give zakah to these women?


A: If you feel that they are eligible for zakaat then you may assist them.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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