Q: Can I voluntarily pay zakat al-fitr for my friend?
A: It is permissible to voluntarlity pay zakat al-fitr for someone you are not obliged to spend on so long as they grant you prior permission to do so. If you do not get permission, it will not count for them. Source: Hidayat al-Raghib
This answer was collected from HanbaliDisciples.com. The questions have been answered by Imam John Starling.