Q: We live in a western country and due to low income, the government gives money to our kids for extra assistance. We now have more than $20,000 in the bank of this money that the government has given to our kids. Is zakat compulsory on this money?
A: Zakaat is not compulsory on the wealth of minors.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)