Fatwaa ID: 808
My mil is legible for zakaah. I know her children can’t give her zakaah. Is the daughter in law allowed to dispense her zakaah to her as the son is looking after both his wife and mother? She gets a minimum amount every month from him.
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
It is permissible to give zakaah to one’s mother-in-law provided that she is eligible to receive zakaah. One will be rewarded manifold as this is a form of maintaining family ties as well. The daughter-in-law is not the same as the daughter.
It should be noted that when giving someone zakaah funds, it is not necessary to refer to it as zakaah. It may be referred to as a gift.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
08/17/1444 AH – 03/09/2023 CE | AML3-3270
وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين
Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation.
Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.
References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites.
Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.