Message No : 22Sr.No : 509/725
Question By : masiha

Is it true that only a womens parents are liable to help her pay her zakat and not her inlaws if her husban is earning less and cant take the expense of paying her zakat even if her inlaws are earning quite well ?

 

Reply By : Muhammad Asad Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follow:

It is the duty of woman who is sahib-e-nisab to give her zakat. Neither her parents nor her in-laws are responsible for this. Even her husband is not responsible for paying zakat of the wealth owned by his wife. She herself has to manage it. If she doesnĄ¯t have money she must sell some of her riches to pay the due zakat. (And Allah knows best

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