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Zakat to relatives?

Can I give zakat to my own brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, niece and nephews (blood relatives)?

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Thank you for your question.

Zakat can be given to siblings and their children. Likewise Zakat funds can also be channeled to help uncles and aunts.
From the blood family members that one is not allowed to give Zakat to, are one’s parents, grandparents, children and grand children.

And Allah knows best.

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Hadith of the Day Imam
Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute

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