Question: Who Is Eligible For Giving Zakat?

Who is eligible for Zakat Hanafi?

The person who has very little wealth or has no wealth at all to the extent that he does not have sufficient food for one day is regarded as a poor person.

It is permissible to give Zakah to such a person.

It is also permissible for him to accept Zakah money..

Who is eligible for Zakat?

To be eligible to receive zakat, the recipient must be poor and/or needy. A poor person is someone whose property, in excess of his basic requirements, does not reach the nisab threshold. The recipient must not belong to your immediate family; your spouse, children, parents and grandparents cannot receive your zakat.

Who is not eligible for Zakat money?

Zakat should not be given to one’s own parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, spouses or the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. Neither the Quran nor the Hadiths specify the relative division of zakat into the above eight categories.

Can I give zakat to someone in debt?

Yes. You can either pay zakat for every year that passes until you receive the loan back, alternatively you can wait until you receive the loan and then pay the accumulated zakat in one go.

What is the minimum amount for Zakat?

2.5%Zakat is based on income and the value of possessions. The common minimum amount for those who qualify is 2.5%, or 1/40 of a Muslim’s total savings and wealth. If personal wealth is below the nisab during one lunar year, no zakat is owed for that period.

At what age is zakat compulsory?

The first zakat payment will become due twelve lunar months after the child reaches the age of puberty, if they possess wealth above the nisab. According to Imam Shafi’ and Imam Malik, however, a child who possesses wealth above the nisab value is liable for zakat, the same as an adult.