Question: I have a small business and I have a few staff. I cannot afford to pay all my staff their salaries. Can I use Zakaah money to pay them their salaries
Answer: Zakaah money cannot be used to pay an employee his salary. If an employee is an eligible recipient of Zakaah, he may be assisted with Zakaah apart from his salary but Zakaah cannot form part of his salary.
Keeping in mind the rights of employees and the smooth running of a business, employers should employ a sustainable amount of employees and not more than they can manage.