Giving zakaat to one's brother

Q: Is it permissible for a sister to pay zakaat to her brother who is 25 years old, not working and not married but living with his mom and dad. However, the father is very strict and does take care of his basic needs like food and shelter?

A: Yes.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)