Can we give zakat to people asking for alms on streets?

DWQA QuestionsCategory: zakaatCan we give zakat to people asking for alms on streets?
JonSnow Staff asked 3 years ago

What if the people who ask for alms are playacting ? Making salaams but instead of doing salaat they sit on the road near exit of Musallees? Can we give them zakat?

1 Answers
JonSnow Staff answered 3 years ago

No. Should not give Zakaat to these people on the street. Give some sadaqahs only. Zakaat should be given only to those people whose net balance of asset is below nisaab zakat.