Giving zakaat to a person who posses more than the nisaab amount

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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.


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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