Giving Zakaah to relatives

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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 take priority; those relatives who are in need take priority in [receiving] that [zakaah], because they qualify for [receiving] charity, as well as their ties of kinship [with you].


Translation originally published on 8 January, 2016

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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