Giving Sadqah to Sisters

Fatwa ID: 03319

Answered by:  Maulana Javed ibn Nazir Kachhalia​

Question

I am living in Australia and not working sometimes I put money in sadqah and when it’s up to 100 then I will send it Pakistan to my sister because her husband did divorce to her and currently she is living with my parents who are old. I just want to ask u is that right or not?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 

 

Answer

 

We need to know the terminology for some names.

(1) Fardh e.g. Zakat. (2) Wajib e.g. nazar and sadqah-e- fitr. (3) Nafal e.g. normal donations.

 

In regards to your question, you have asked.

Yes, you are allowed to give your sister Sadqah Nafilah and if she is poor and destitute you can also give her Sadqah Wajibah.

 

Furthermore, you can also give her Zakat if she hasn’t possessed wealth more than the nisaab. (Aap ke Masa’ail aur unke Hal, Pg 393, 394, Vol 3, Maktabah Ludhyanvi)

There is a huge reward in giving Sadqah as mentioned in the Hadith.

It was narrated from Salman bin 'Amir that the Prophet said:

"Giving charity to a poor person is a charity, and (giving) to a relative is two things, charity and upholding the ties of kinship."(An-Nasai)

 

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Javed ibn Nazir Kachhalia

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

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