Q: A person had enough wealth to perform Hajj but he had spent those. Now he wants to perform Hajj but lacks in enough wealth though he is sahib-e-nisaab. Can zakaat be given to him to perform his compulsory hajj considering it as ‘sabeelullah’?
A: When he has the equivalent of zakaat then you cannot assist him with zakaat.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)