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Common Misconceptions:4. Can I pay Zakat to my poor relatives?

It is prefered to pay Zakat to your poor relatives – sisters, brothers, cousins, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, etc. Prophet Muhammad (S) said: “Charity given to the poor is charity, and charity given to a relative is charity and upholding of family ties.” (Ahmad, Al- Nisa’i).

Zakat should not be given to one’s parents, grand parents, children, grand children, or wives. The care of these relatives is a duty enjoined by Shariah on every Muslim.