Paying Zakah to a needy insane person


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Q 2: Is it permissible to pay Zakah (obligatory charity) to an insane person who is the father of young children and his wife does not perform Salah (Prayer)? Should Zakah be paid to the wife because the husband is insane?


A: It is permissible to pay Zakah to the insane person and to give it to his guardian with the amount necessary for him to support his family.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.




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