Uses of zakaat money

Question ID: 34306

Would really appreciate the ruling on the following questions.

My ex-husband is late. His home(estate) went to his five children and his second wife. The children decided to give the house for rent. Over two years the amount of about R100 000 have been accumulated. The children want to pay out the second wife the amount due to her from the accumulated money. From my five children three are married and two are living with me. From the two sons living with me one of them who is 23 years old at university needed money for fees and borrowed about R30 000 from the estate over the past two years and he still owes university fees of around R40 000.He sells small items on the side to the value of around R2000 and personal savings to the value of R2000.
One of my cousins have been giving me zakaat, R4000 a month for my expenses and for the children’s fees and running expenses. I am a teacher and earn R4700 and I have a tuck shop which makes around R1500 profit a month.
1—Is my son liable to use the zakaat money I am given for his running expenses or for fees.
2—Can he use the zakaat money for his personal needs?
3—Someone offered to pay the university fees of 40 000 from it allowed?
4—Am I liable to use the zakaat for myself.
5—Can I use the zakaat money for my younger sons (14 years) school and madresssa fees and personal needs.

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Asked on September 14, 2017 11:05 am
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1) Yes.
2) Yes.
3) Yes.
4) Yes.
5) Yes.
You can use as long as you do not pay Zakaat.

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Answered on September 15, 2017 3:39 pm