Q: What family members are entitled to my Zakat? I have family members back home in Nigeria that I know will benefit from some form financial assistance. Please kindly clarify as much as possible.

A: You can give your Zakat to all your family members beside the ascendants and descendants i.e. you can't give it to your parents grand parents great grand parents etc and you can't give it to your children grand children etc.

And Allah knows best!

Mufti Billal Omarjee