It is not permissible to give zakaah to one’s parents instead of spending on them
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I have a question about zakat and who it can be given to. This is my case, I would like to give the zakat money to my parents as my father is not working and is to old to do so,he has 4 children in his care one of which is 30 years old and disable, can i give my zakat to them or my sister as they all are a very poor family?
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This question deals with two topics:
1 – The ruling on giving zakaah to parents.
Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “The Muslim cannot give his zakaah to his parents or to his children; rather he has to spend on them from his wealth if they need that and he is able to spend on them.”
From al-Fataawa al-Jaami’ah, vol. 1, p. 306
2 – Giving zakaah to one’s siblings. Please se Question No. 22177.
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