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Zakaah to Muslim prisoner

Fatwaa ID: 2320


Is a Muslim who is in prison awaiting trial entitled to receive zakat as they are unable to work and have no means of an income while awaiting trial? His parents financially support him, but also have limited means.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala make it easy for him and the family and grant him freedom.

If a Muslim prisoner does not possess the nisaab amount with him in the prison in zakaatable assets or non-essential wealth and he does not have access to his wealth outside, then he will be eligible to receive zakaah. The financial status of his parents are irrelevant to him in determining his status.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/05/1445 AH – 05/13/2024 CE | AML1-10066

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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