Is it permissible for me to give my Zakah (obligatory charity) money to my sisters?
They are orphans in need of money. I take care of all their affairs and have paid for all their needs; food, shelter, etc., since our father died. When my sisters get any money from school, they give it to me. Is it permissible for me to give them my Zakah money to fulfill their needs and reduce my spending? Your Eminence, I would like to have the answer to these questions mailed to me. Thank you.
It is not permissible for you to give them any part of your Zakah money. It is your obligation to support your orphaned sisters until they reach the age of consent and are able to earn their own living. (Part No. 10; Page No. 73) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.