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Question: Can i give Zakaat to my  step children i.e. wife’s Baaligh [Mature] children from her previous marriage?

Answer:

 

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

حامدًا وّمصليًا وّمسلمًا

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

If your step children are poor and do not posses wealth equivalent to Nisaab then it will be permissible to give them Zakaat. [1]

 

And Allaah Ta’ala knows best

 

Answered by:

Musayyab Sahib

9th Ramadhan 1440

15th May 2019

Checked and Approved by:

[Mufti] Muhammad Irshad Motara

 

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[1] (ولا الى ما بينهما ولاد) قال ابن عابدين: وقيد بالولاد لجوازه لبقية الأقارب كالاخوة بالاعمام ولأخوال الفقراء بل هم أولى ؛ لأنه صلة وصدقة {رد المحتار ، كتاب الزكوة – باب المصرف، ج2 ص342

خلاصة الفتاوى ج1 ص 242، البحر الرائق ج 2 ص 243

زکوۃ کے مسائل کا انسئيکلوپيڈيا ص95