Massallah pertaining to Zakaah and orphans

Question ID: 24900

Mufti sahib, I pay zakaat yearly, Alhumdolillah. My relatives (Nephew & Niece of my mother are orphans), most of the zakaat is spent on their daily uses at home & studies etc. Since both of them are in their early teens, I decided to buy some gold from my Zakaat. So that it can be used at the time they get married. It is 10 Tollas in total. I informed their mother that I have bought the gold for them but decided to keep the gold with me.I fear the gold can be stolen from their home. (The gold is theirs, but I am keeping it safe for them)
Please let me know
1) If it is the right decision to keep it with me until they get married?
2) If they are still eligible to receive Zakaat?

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Asked on November 10, 2010 12:00 am
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1) Yes - write this down.
2) No

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Answered on November 10, 2010 12:00 am