Discharging Sadaqatul Fitr on behalf of someone other than his Dependants without permission

Q: If a person discharges sadaqatul fitr on behalf of someone other than his dependants (i.e. his wife and children) without their permission, will the sadaqatul fitr be discharged?

A: The sadaqatul fitr will not be discharged.

ولا يجوز أن يعطي عن غير عياله إلا بأمره كذا في المحيط (الفتاوى الهندية 1/193)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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