Paying Zakat al-Fitr for the Divorced Wife

Question:

As salamu alaykum,

In the waiting period, does the ex-husband have to pay his divorced wife’s zakat al-fitr?

Answer:




Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,

During the waiting period of a revocable divorce, he must pay it. If irrevocable and she is pregnant, then he must pay it. If irrevocable and she is not pregnant, then he does not have to pay it. (Rawdat al-Talibin 2/295)

And Allah knows best.

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