It is not permissible to give zakah to one on whom you are obliged to spend

Mufti : Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid

Sources: - Islam : Question & Answer Website


A question answered by Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid regarding:" I am a woman living in a foreign country. I am married and I have 7children. Every year I send zakaah al-fitrah to my mother who lives in Morocco, and I am the one who is responsible for her maintenance. Is it permissible for me to give her this zakaah or not?.