Giving Zakāh to one’s Mother in Law

by | 3 May 2023 | Q&A, Zakāh


Salam Mufti, is it permissible for a person to give zakah to their mother in law?

(Question published as received)


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

It is permissible to give zakāh to one’s mother in law provided she is eligible to receive zakāh. [i]

And Allah knows best

(Mufti) Bilal al-Mahmudi


ويجوز دفع الزكاة إلى من سوى الوالدين والمولودين من الأقارب ومن الإخوة والأخوات وغيرهم لانقطاع منافع الأملاك بينهم. (بدائع الصنائع. ج ٢، ص ١٥٧. دار الكتب العلمية)

(زکوۃ کے مسائل کا انسائکلوپیدیا – ص ٢٥٧)


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