88. The reason due to which it is not allowed to hand over the Zakat to other than the poor

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أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن محمد بن الحسن بن أبي الخطاب، عن عثمان بن عيسى، عن أبي المغرا، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال ان الله تبارك وتعالى اشرك بين الاغنياء والفقراء في الاموال فليس لهم يصرفوها إلى غير شركائهم.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Bin Abu Al Khatab, from Usman Bin Isa, from Abu Al Magra, Abu Abdullah (a.s.) has said: ‘Allah (azwj) Blessed and High has Made Participation to be in between the rich and the poor with regards to the wealth. Thus, it is not for them (the rich) to pay this to other than their participants’.