I have a small doubt on zakaat. Actually my husband has debts on him. And our income is of middle class. So can I give my zakaat to my husband as pay his debts. Like example: he has taken money from his parents and brother. So can the zakaat given to my husband to pay the money to the people? Please kindly reply.
Jazaka allah khair
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
It is not permissible for husband and wife to give Zakah to each other.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman
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 (قَوْلُهُ فَلَا يَدْفَعُ لِأَصْلِهِ) أَيْ وَإِنْ عَلَا، وَفَرْعِهِ وَإِنْ سَفَلَ، وَكَذَا لِزَوْجَتِهِ وَزَوْجِهَا وَعَبْدِهِ وَمُكَاتِبِهِ لِأَنَّهُ بِالدَّفْعِ إلَيْهِمْ لَمْ تَنْقَطِعْ الْمَنْفَعَةُ عَنْ الْمُمَلَّكِ: أَيْ الْمُزَكَّى مِنْ كُلِّ وَجْهٍ (رد المحتار، ج 2، ص 258، سعيد)
احكام زكاة للمفتى محمد رفيع عثمانى مدّ ظله، ص 46، إدارة المعارف