Woman sending her in-laws for umrah with zakaat money

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Q: Can a woman spend her zakaat money to send her father-in-law and mother-in-law for umrah without letting them know that she has financed the trip as they want to go from some time but don’t have enough money.


A: If they are eligible for zakaat they can be financed.

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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