Giving zakaat to a needy person

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: We know one Muslim family originally from Jordan but living in USA who is going through tough financial situation because father of three small kids had a brain surgery last year due to which he almost lost his memory and lost his job. Doctor has advised him not to go back to his native country (Jordan) for another year due to post brain surgery. It’s been almost one year since he is jobless and having such a hard time to pay monthly rent and bear living expanses. The father of three small kids had told us that he own a property (house) in his native country but he has no means of income in USA now a days to bear his expenses. Can we help him with Zakat money as its really hard for him to pay monthly rent and bear living expanses in USA?

Bismillaah

A: Yes.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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