Paying Zakah to orphans

Q 3: Should orphans be given from the money of Zakah (obligatory charity)?

A: They should be given of it according to their need, if they are poor, as they are included in the eight categories mentioned in the Ayah (Qur'anic verse), as Allah (Exalted be He) says, As-Sadaqât (here it means Zakât) are only for the Fuqarâ’ (poor), and the Masâkin (needy) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.