There is no harm in her paying her Zakaah on jewellery to her poor or debtor husband

Question: Can a wife pay the Zakaah on her jewellery to husband given that he receives a salary of about 4,000 riyals is in debt 30,000 riyals?

Response: There is no harm in a woman paying the Zakaah of her jewellery or other Zakaah to her husband if he is poor or is in debt and he is not able to pay off the debt, according to the strongest of the opinions among the scholars. This opinion is based on the generality of the evidences, including Allaah’s statement, “Zakaah are only for the poor and the indigent…” (at-Towbah 60).

Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Fataawa al-Mar.ah

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