Sunday, October 15, 2006

Who should I pay Zakah to?

An explanation on who can recieve the Zakah you wish to pay can be found here:
Zakat Foundation

Other Essential Points on who to give and not to give to:
A person who qualifies to pay Zakah is not eligible to receive.

It is not permissible to pay Zakah to husband, wife, parents, grandparents, and the children and grandchildren.

Use of Zakah fund is not permissible on the construction of mosques.

It is preferable to pay Zakah to deserving relatives (other than the above mentioned that were not eligible).

Zakah of every locality should be spent on the poor inhabitants of the same community except when there is a calamity in other parts of the country or the world.

Zakah can be given to any one, who qualifies to receive it, as assistance or gift, without telling him that it is Zakah.


Poo Poo Head said...

Please cover about "Fitra" too and do it soon as we are supposed to give it before eid prayers.

kaya said...

Fitra Is usually decided by the Mosque of the area, as far as I know.

Oh yes. Regarding SS list about the people not eligible for Zakat (husband, wife, children, parents or garandparents) since I'm neither of them you can all contribute to my NEW CAR fund.
Since some shmuck trashed my car and I need ( "need" being the operative word here) a new BMW!!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Yes that is locally determined. How much its costs to feed a person in that particular country. The fitra for example in sweden is 65 kr. Because that is what lunch costs in restaurantts and cafes.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

kaya pagli, lol Tu nai ghari kharaab kiya aur ab pese chaiyyeh...