Fatwa: # 18894
Category: Ramadan
Country: Saudi Arabia
Date: 17th August 2010


Question no:1 - Can he offer zakat to his sister; Question no:2 - Can he offer zakat without her knowledge.


Asalam Alikum,

My friend would like to offer zakat to his divorce sister as she doesn't have any source of Income and he is also supporting her.

Question no:1 -  Can he offer zakat to his sister
Question no:2 -  Can he offer zakat without her knowledge.




In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh


1. Giving zakāh to one’s poor family (brother, sister etc.) is commendable and liable for extra reward. It is mentioned in a hadīth that by giving charity to one’s relatives one receive double a reward, one reward for giving charity and the other for showing kindness to them.


2. Yes it is permissible; it is not necessary to mention, zakāh will be discharged by merely making the intention of zakāh.

(Bahisti Zewar, Pg.346, Zam Zam)


And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum


Ml. Abduz Zaman,
Student Dārul Iftā


Concured by:


Ml. Abdur Rahman Shareef,
Student Dārul Iftā


Dārul Iftā

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