Question: Can Zakaat be given to one's ascendents or decendents?

Answer: No Zakaat cannot be given to one’s ascendents. That is, to one’s parents, maternal and paternal grand-parents and even great grand-parents. In the same way, Zakaat cannot be given to one's descendants.  Thats is, to one’s children, grand-children, great grand children, etc. In the same way the husband and wife cannot give Zakaat to each other. [Bahishti Zewar Page 344]

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Yusuf Moosagie

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