Who are The People Entitled to Receive Zakat?

Zakat is to be paid to the eight categories mentioned in the Saying of Allah: Which means: "Zakat expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakat] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler - an obligation [imposed] by Allah . And Allah is Knowing and Wise." [Al-Quran, Surah At-Tawbah, verse 60]....

Zakat of a Debt

In terms of zakat on debt, the majority of the scholars distinguish it between two kinds of debt: 1. If the debt that you are owed is with wealthy people who can pay you your right when you request it, then you must pay its zakat,..