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]....

Can Rich People Receive Zakat?

Abu Daud and Nasai 'narrated that two men came to the Messenger of Allah while performing Hajj wida' when he was distributing the zakat. Both then asked for their share from the Messenger of Allah. They said, he looked at our face and observed from top to bottom. He saw us both as a strong man then told him, "if you wanted me to give you zakat I will give it, but no zakat for the rich and those who are still strong for work."