Giving Zakaat to family members.

Q. Can Zakaat be given to family members apart from parents and children? Example aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. if they are needy?

A. Yes, apart from parents and children, Zakaat can be given to other family members if they are needy. Grand parents and great grand parents; grand children and great grand children will also fall within the prohibition similar to parents and children.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan