Giving charity to one’s father in law

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Q: I just started a business of my own. I decided to give 5% charity in the name of Allah from the profits. I just want to know that where should I spend this money.

There is a case among my relatives, my father in law has 7 children; 5 girls and 2 boys. Four of them are married and one is unmarried. The eldest son has a special case with deafness and now going to be blind because they don’t have enough money to operate on his eyes. The younger son is not working at all. He just sits at home all the day. The age of my father in law is above 60s. My question is that can I give this money to him?


A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

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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