Can I pay my Zakaat money to my debtor?
Zakat: Someone who is eligible to take Zakat money owe me some cash money. I understand that it is not going to be returned to me. I also give my Zakat to that person. Can I adjust some Zakat to that person without giving.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
The zakaat will not fulfilled by forgiving the debt. If you want to recover your debt, one way would be to give your zakaat money to the debtor who is eligible for zakaat, thereafter you can recoup your debt from from him. In this manner your zakaat will fulfilled and your debt will be recovered.
And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
احسن الفتاوى ص ٢٦٠ ج ٤
فتاوى عثماني ص ٦٣ ج ٢
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Moulana Muhammed Patel
Checked and Concurred by,
Mufti Faisal bin Abdul Hameed,
DARUL IFTAA BUILDING PROJECT
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