Giving one’s zakaat to a person who own less than nisaab

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: A woman had some gold jewellery worth of giving zakat. She sold all her jewellery and started constructing a house for herself and her brother who also invested some percentage in the house and not even 50 percent is completed and she has ran out of money for house completion. Is she eligible for zakaat and can she utilize the money for construction?


A: If she does not have any wealth or she has less than the nisaab amount, she may be assisted with zakaat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)