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  • Zakat And Adopted Orphan

    Posted by Muhammad Mohsin on June 25, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    If I am supporting an adopted orphan whom I treat as my daughter/sister and spending money on her upbringing, like schooling etc, can I count this money towards zakat?

    $ohail T@hir replied 3 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Zakat And Adopted Orphan

    $ohail T@hir updated 3 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • $ohail T@hir

    Moderator June 25, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Salam @Idris sb, spending on adopted orphan’s well-being and upbringing falls under zakatable categories.

    Thank you

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator June 25, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I think it depends upon one’s intention at the time of adopting the child. If one adopts a child with the intention of helping him/her out, then I’m sure whatever money you spend on her can be deducted from your zakat. But if one’s intention was to have a child around because they couldn’t conceive, then I think the matter becomes questionable.

    • $ohail T@hir

      Moderator June 25, 2020 at 9:26 pm

      Good point. Dr. SS. responded to it by saying “Yes, absolutely” but I see your point also (the intention aspect).

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