Zakat is an individual obligation. Thus, each spouse and mature child is individually responsible to disburse their own Zakat as well as their missed Zakat. However, one may help another disburse their zakat. Insha’Allah, one will get a lot of reward.

Please note the three schools of thought other than the Hanafi school state that Zakat should be paid on qualifying wealth owned by the insane and minor children.

And Allah knows best!

Mufti Faraz Adam