Is brother eligible to receive zakah.
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I have brother in
Also, Since he will struggle financially after my parents are no longer alive, my parents have bought a 2nd house ( worth INR 30,00,000) in
I have myself bought property in
My query is-
1- is my brother
eligible to receive zakat money from me even though
a- the parental house he stays in and will continue to stay in is worth INR 40,00,000.
b- he has 1 more house in his name ( bought by my parents) providing rental income of INR 12000/ month
IF he is eligible to receive the zakat money, can I consider
1- INR 15,000/ month as going towards my zakat dues
2- INR 20,00,000 ( in future I plan to give my share of inherited parental property to him)
the above arrangement has been made to provide him with financial stability
Also can I give zakat money to MUnicipal hospital in
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Is brother eligible to receive zakah
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 60:
60 Alms are for the poor, and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds), for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to the Truth), for those in bondage and in debt, in the Cause of Allah, and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah and Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.
Allah Subhanah has prescribed that zakah should be paid to any of the above eight listed categories:
- To the poor
- To the needy
- To those who are employed to administer the zakah funds
- To those whose hearts have recently been reconciled to the Truth of Islam (new-muslims)
- For those in bondage
- For those in debt
- In the Cause of Allah
- To the way-farer or traveler
Allah Subhanah has Commanded and Guided the believers that Zakah must be distributed to any of the above eight categories only; for all other categories, one may help them through voluntary and supererogatory charity or sadaqah but not through Zakah funds.
Your Question: .is my brother eligible to receive zakat money from me even though
The only people one is prohibited in Shariah to give zakah to, even if they fall amongst the above listed eight eligible categories are those individuals whose financial upkeep is ones obligatory responsibility and duty in Shariah: like ones parents, ones wife and ones children.
One is not legally responsible for the financial upkeep of ones adult brother in Shariah, thus it is permissible for one to spend of ones zakah dues on ones brother, if indeed the state of the brother happens to fall under one of the above listed eight categories of eligibility.
If your brother happens to live with his parents, owns a home which was gifted to him by his parents worth INR 3million, is expected to receive inheritance of at least another INR 2million, plus has a monthly rental income of INR 12,000.00.truth is brother, it would be hard to justify or include him amongst the poor or needy of the believing society!
You are well within your rights to financially help your brother, and gift him your share of the inheritance property, and gift him the monthly rental which you derive from your own property, etc...but it would be best if you did so from your non-zakah dues or sadaqah or voluntary charity.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Charity for the poor is rewarded as one good deed; but in the case of a relative it is considered as two: [one reward for helping] blood ties, and [the other reward for] the charity [itself]."
Related by Ahmad, an-Nasa'i, and at-Tirmidhi.
Question: Also can I give zakat money to MUnicipal hospital in
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.469 (part) Narrated by Ibn Abbas
When the Prophet sent Hadrat Muadh (r.a.) to
Zakah is collected only from the Muslims and distributed amongst the poor Muslims alone. The scholars and jurists in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that one cannot spend from their zakah dues unto the disbelievers; but one is at absolute liberty to help their disbelieving brethren from their supererogatory charity and alms, or sadaqah.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,