Give Zakat to Immediate Relatives or a Mosque?

You can pay zakat to any relative who is not:

  • Your parent, grandparent and ascending
  • Your child, grandchild and descending
  • Your spouse

As for all other relatives then it is not only permissible but better to pay zakat to them if they are valid zakat-recipients.

With regards to giving zakat directly to a mosque then that is not validexcept if they are collecting the funds to disburse to those zakat-eligible individuals

Zakat can only be given to an actual poor person who takes possession of the given zakat. a virtuous project such as “building a mosque” is neither a person nor poor, and therefore one cannot give zakat to build a mosque.

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Author: Abu Tariq Abu Tariq Muhsin is a zakat officer for Zakat Centre of Federal Territory of Malaysia. A writer, researcher and publisher of various writing focusing on Zakat & Islamic studies.

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