Category: Ramadan
Fatwa#: 19400
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Aug 10,2011

Title: Can we give zakat to any one who is sayyed?


Can we give zakat to any one who is sayyed? I heared from my parent we can not give zakat to any one who is syed by zath.


Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabrakatuh,

Zakāt and Sadaqah is the filth in one’s wealth which is given out to purify ones earning. The honour of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam and his noble family should not be tainted by the filth of our wealth. For this reason, it is not permissible to give zakāt to a sayyid.

If some Sayyid is in need then one should use moneys other than Zakāt or Sadaqah. It will be a means of immense reward.


(Fatāwa Mahmudiyyah Vol. 9 Pg. 554, Jamia Farūqiyyah)

(Aāp ke Masā’il aur un ka Hal, Vol. 3 Pg. 391)


لَا يَجُوزُ دَفْعُهَا إلَى بَنِي هَاشِمٍ لِقَوْلِهِ - عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ - «إنَّ هَذِهِ الصَّدَقَاتِ إنَّمَا أَوْسَاخُ النَّاسِ وَإِنَّهَا لَا تَحِلُّ لِمُحَمَّدٍ وَلَا لِآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ» رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ وَقَالَ - عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ - «نَحْنُ أَهْلُ بَيْتٍ لَا تَحِلُّ لَنَا الصَّدَقَةُ» رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ (تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي 1/ 303)



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Faisal bin Abdul Hameed
Student, Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

DISCLAIMER - questions answers issues pertaining to Shar'ah. Thereafter, these questions and answers are placed for public view on for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.
  • The Shar's ruling herein given is based specifically on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.
  • bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer and is being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.
  • This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of
  • Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as an endorsement of other contents of that website.