Summarized Fatawaa

Fatwa Number : 1228
Classified : Zakat Distribution Channels
Fatwa Type : Summarized Fatawaa

Question :

Is it permissible for the children of a deceased father to settle his debt from the Zakah(obligatory charity) money due on them?

The Answer :

It is impermissible to use the Zakah of one`s money for settling the debts of the deceased. However, children should settle the debts of their deceased parents out of filial piety.



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