Does the husband have to pay the zakaat of the wife?
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No, it is not obligatory upon the husband to pay the wife’s zakat or vice versa. This is not something entailed by the marriage relationship, nor can it be demanded.
However, if either spouse willingly gives zakat on behalf of the other with their approval, it is valid and they are rewarded for this.
What if a spouse has to pay zakat but they don’t have the money to pay on time?