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Zakaah to women with sons and mahrams

Fatwaa ID: 662

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُُ
Respected mufti what is the ruling for giving zakaat to a women who has sons

What if she has like a father , sons and a husband, but they neglect her can zakaat be given to her?

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

Zakaah eligibility is determined on an individual basis for everyone except a minor child. A woman’s zakaah eligibility, as well as liability, is based on her personal financial situation. If a woman posseses less than the quantum in zakaatable assets and non-essential wealth together, then she will be eligible to receive zakaah. If her zakaatable assets and/or non-essential wealth is equal to or more than the quantum, then she will not be eligible to receive zakaah. The presence of sons, brothers, father or husband does not affect her eligibility.

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

08/02/1444 AH – 02/22/2023 CE | AML1-7149

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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