Q: We have a patient that is seriously ill and unconscious. The patient was taken to a government hospital. However, proper treatment was not provided. The people of the community want to help the patient by getting him admitted to a a private hospital where he will be given proper treatment. The hospital bill will be paid with zakaah. However the patient is unconscious and the daughter has jewellery worth R36000, will it be permissible for the daughter to accept the Zakaat on behalf of her unconscious father?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)