Giving Zakah to kinsfolk

A 1: They are only entitled to take Zakah (obligatory charity) if they are poor. (Part No. 8; Page No. 361) The settlement of debt on behalf of their brother is a kind of donation and not regarded as a debt for which Zakah is permissible. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.