Can a husband pay Zakat on behalf of his wife?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Zakat is obligatory on the owner of the Zakatable assets. It is permissible for another party to discharge the obligation on another’s behalf on condition there is consent or prior acknowledgement. Thus, it is permissible and rewarding to pay Zakat on behalf of one’s wife.
And Allah Ta’ālā Alone Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,
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