The Wife Paying Her Own Zakat al-Fitr?

Question:
Can my wife pay zakatul fitr while I am also paying since she can afford and willing to pay?

Country: Lagos

Answer:

Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,




If a woman pays her own zakat al-fitr, while her husband is capable to pay it, then it suffices. (Rawdat al-Talibin v. 2, p. 155-56)

And Allah knows best.

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