Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) mentioned
the categories of people that have a right to Zakah (the poor and needy). They are those people who do not have what suffices them, so they should be given what suffices them and their families for a whole year. Anyone who possesses any property that is liable to Zakah (obligatory charity) but it does not suffice them for a year, cannot be regarded as rich. If the person who hires the farmers gives them enough grain to suffice them for one year, then they should not (Part No. 10; Page No. 11) be given anything from Zakah and they should not take anything from social security, because they are not included among the poor. However, if their income does not suffice them for a year, then it is permissible for them to take from Zakah what will suffice them, because they are then considered to be one of the categories that have a right to be given the Zakah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.