What is the ruling concerning someone who does not pay Zakah on the pretext that they need the money?
When a Muslim has the Nisab (minimum amount on which Zakah is due), it is unlawful for them not to pay Zakah, even if they are in need of that money, as need is not an excuse for refusing to pay the Zakah. This way, if it ever happens that one day they themselves are in need of money and deserve to be given Zakah, they can receive Zakah funds from others in a way that meets (Part No. 9; Page No. 398) their needs.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.