Eligibility of a Brother for Zakaah Funds

Question ID: 15453

Would appreciate Mufti Saheb’s help with the following
There is a brother who finds himself in the following scenario

1. He has no income and is too unwell to ever get employed
2. He owns a car which is used by him and his wife
3. The house that he lives in belongs to someone related to his wife as such he is currently not paying any rent.
4. He has a brother who is mentally challenged who is need of a care giver 24 hours a day
5. Wife is self sufficient . Has her own funds from inheritance and doing some trade from home.

There is heavy strain in the relationship that makes it difficult to be asking the wife to support him

The brother in question gets a state pension of +/- R 1 400-00. His health isn’t good and thus requires him to have dialysis regularly a service that the state does not provide .
He is on a medical aid.

Some brothers are willing to assist him with zakaah funds to take care of his medical needs as the medical aid takes care of the major medical needs.

Is he eligible for zakaah funds?

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Asked on August 4, 2015 11:08 am
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Answered on August 11, 2015 3:45 pm