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Can we give zakat to our uncle.


Aslm. Hope this msg finds u well. I’m writing for some advise pls. I have an uncle who is in a lot of debt and my dad (ie his brother) says that my uncle is zakaatable. I need to know if it is compulsory that the uncle acknowledges that we are giving him zakaat or is it on our intention when giving him ?


Wa Alaikum al-salam

Thanks for your question
If your uncle is poor, you can give him zakat. He doesn’t have to acknowledges that when you are giving it to him, it depends to your intention not his recognition.


Sheikh Mahdi Mosayyebi