To pay Zakah (obligatory charity)

Q 2: Is it permissible to give Zakah (obligatory charity) to deserving people who live in Arab or Muslim countries outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially when they are out of reach of benevolent people?

A: Yes, it is permissible to give Zakah money to people in other Muslim countries, if the Muslims outside Saudi Arabia are in greater need of Zakah or if they are poor relatives whose poverty is not noticed by others.