can i give zakat to my elder brothergreenspun.com : LUSENET : Zakbt : One Thread
he is a small trader . not having money to survive with his family.borrowed money from different people to meet the minimum needs of the family. please reply me soon.thank u
-- mohd.sarfaraz anwar khan (email@example.com), November 06, 2003
as Salaamu alykum wa rahmatullah
[student of the deen here, not capable of giving fatawa]
Zakaat cannot be given to your offsprings (sons,daughters, grandchildren...) and ancestors (parents ,grandparents...). According to this usool, you CAN give zakat to your brother. However if you have money why you can GIFT it to your brother, instead of giving him zakat because zakaat is the dirt of our property we clean our property by giving zakaat.
ابو بکر خليفه اول خليفۂ رسول الله صلی اللہ عليہ وسلم بلا فصل
-- alif maksura (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 24, 2003.