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Mother giving zakaat to her daughter

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Q: Can my baligh daughter who is not married and is supported by me as I’m divorced and not working, be a recipient of zakat from my savings which are the only means of survival for myself and hers. Can I pay zakat to her for her university if I am to pay?


A: No.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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