Zakat Questions and Answers
Ahmed owns only £50. However he also owns two cars, one is in excess of his basic needs. To find out if Ahmed is eligible to receive zakat, the value of his second car will have to be taken into account.
Who can receive my zakat?
To be eligible to receive zakat, the recipient must be a poor Muslim. A poor person is someone whose property in excess of his basic requirements does not reach the value of the nisab threshold.
The recipient must not belong to your immediate family: your spouse, children, parents and grandparents cannot receive your zakat. Other relatives however, can receive your zakat.
The recipient must not be a Hashimi, a descendant of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).