Giving zakaat to adopted children

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Please advise whether a father or mother can give their adopted children their zakaat money if they are entitled to collect zakaat.


A: If they are baaligh and eligible, it is permissible. If they are not baaligh and their parents are unknown, then also it is permissible. However, if they are not baaligh and their parents are known and their father is wealthy, it will not be permissible to give them zakaat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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