A Woman Paying Her Zakat To Her Husband – Shaykh Muqbil
Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee Al-Waadi’ee (raheemahuallaah)
Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts
A Woman owns gold which reaches the minimum required amount for Zakat; is it permissible for her to pay her Zakat to her (Muslim) sisters or to her husband, bearing in mind that she does not own anything except this gold?
Yes, it is permissible for her to pay her Zakat to her sisters in they are poor. Poorness is neediness; meaning that one does not have that which suffices him. It is also permissible for her to pay her Zakat to her husband if he is poor; as the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said to Zanayb the wife of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood when she said: “Is it permissible for me to give Zakah of my gold to him (my husband).” He said: “Yes.”
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