• In The Name Of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Q17. Can relatives receive Zakat?

Yes, provided they are not the dependents, such as wife and children, and parents (including ascendants grand parents and descendents such as grand children). Beyond these relatives, in fact it would be preferred that one gives Zakat to one’s relatives first. A wealthy wife can give Zakat to her poor husband and not the other way around.