Question: Can I give Zakaat to a person  who is struggling to make ends meet?

Answer:   A person will qualify to be a recipient of Zakaat if he/she does not have cash/belongings (excluding items of personal use) equal to or more than the value of the Nisaab amount. (The current Nisaab  amount in South Africa is R5272.41 .i.e. the value of 612.36 grams of Silver)

Items of personal use are: a house, a car, clothing, cell phones, laptops, appliances, furniture, etc.

And Allah Knows Best

Yusuf Moosagie

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