Q 4: Is it permissible
to spend some Zakah (obligatory charity) on poor relatives and on relatives with a low income?
Yes, it is permissible to spend some Zakah on poor relatives, other than your parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, and those towards whom you have a financial obligation. In this case, you will be rewarded for paying Zakah, as well for maintaining the ties of kinship. (Part No. 10; Page No. 17) With regard to relatives on a low income, if their money suffices them or meets their daily needs, then it is not permissible to give them Zakah. However, if their income is hardly enough to suffice them, then it is permissible for you to give them what will meet their needs.