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Paying zakat to one's grandchildren


We reviewed request no. 1802 for the year 2007 which includes the following:

    Is it permissible to pay zakat to my divorced daughter's children?


    It is established in Islamic law that zakat is to be paid to deserving recipients whose maintenance is not obligatory upon the one who pays zakat. Based on this, there is no objection to paying zakat to your divorced daughter's daughters since you are not obligated to support them financially.

    Allah Almighty knows best.

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