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Can we give zakat money to syed people?

Can we give zakat money to syed people???? can we give zakat money to poor kids to feed them in orphanage place


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Narrated Anas: The Prophet passed by a fallen date and said, "Were it not for my doubt that this might have been given in charity, I would have eaten it." And narrated Abu Huraira the Prophet said, "I found a date-fruit fallen on my bed." Sahih al-Bukhari [Volume 3, Book 34, Number 271]

Narrated Abu Huraira: Al-Hasan bin `Ali took a date from the dates given in charity and put it in his mouth. The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Expel it from your mouth. Don't you know that we do not eat a thing which is given in charity?" Sahih al-Bukhari [Volume 2, Book 24, Number 568]

Dear sister, the Zakah and Sadaqah are haraam not only for the family of the blessed prophet (pbuh), but for the whole tribe of Banu Hashim.

There are a lot of people who call themselves Syeds and claim that they are descendants of the prophet Mohammad (pbuh). One cannot say with absolute conviction, they may or may not be, Allah Alone knows best.

If they indeed are the descendants of Prophet Mohamed (pbuh) or the descendants of the tribe of Banu Hashim, they may accept a gift but the taking of Zakat and Sadaqah would not be permissible for them.

Narrated by Abu Huraira Whenever a meal was brought to Allah's Messenger (saws), he would ask whether it was a gift or Sadaqa (something given in charity). If he (saws) was told that it was Sadaqa, he would tell his companions to eat it, but if it was a gift, he (saws) would share it with them. Sahih Al-Bukhari [Volume 3, Book 47, Number 750]

Dear sister, if the kids are poor and needy then one can give zakah to them. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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