Fatwa: # 19400
Category: Ramadan
Country: South Africa
Date: 10th August 2011


Can we give zakat to any one who is sayyed?


Can we give zakat to any one who is sayyed? I heared from my parent we can not give zakat to any one who is syed by zath.


Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabrakatuh,

Zakāt and Sadaqah is the filth in one’s wealth which is given out to purify ones earning. The honour of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam and his noble family should not be tainted by the filth of our wealth. For this reason, it is not permissible to give zakāt to a sayyid.

If some Sayyid is in need then one should use moneys other than Zakāt or Sadaqah. It will be a means of immense reward.


(Fatāwa Mahmudiyyah Vol. 9 Pg. 554, Jamia Farūqiyyah)

(Aāp ke Masā’il aur un ka Hal, Vol. 3 Pg. 391)


لَا يَجُوزُ دَفْعُهَا إلَى بَنِي هَاشِمٍ لِقَوْلِهِ - عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ - «إنَّ هَذِهِ الصَّدَقَاتِ إنَّمَا أَوْسَاخُ النَّاسِ وَإِنَّهَا لَا تَحِلُّ لِمُحَمَّدٍ وَلَا لِآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ» رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ وَقَالَ - عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ - «نَحْنُ أَهْلُ بَيْتٍ لَا تَحِلُّ لَنَا الصَّدَقَةُ» رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ (تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي 1/ 303)



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Faisal bin Abdul Hameed
Student, Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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