Giving zakaah to relatives

giving-zakaah-to-relatives

Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/16075

Question: What is better: [is it] to give zakaah to poor and needy relatives whom I am not financially responsible for, or that I give it to the poor and needy neighbour?

Response: The relatives are more worthy; those relatives who are in need are more worthy of that [zakaah], because they qualify for [receiving] charity, as well as their ties of kinship [with you].

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.