A brother asks:
Does it suffice to give my Zakah to a woman I divorced with a irrevocable divorce and she has with her children of mine?
Its feared this is a ploy that can be attained in paying the Zakah to your children whom you are obligated to spend upon anyway, and this is not permissible.
Shaykh Abu Hamza Hassan bin Muhammed Ba Shu’ayb – may Allah preserve him
Abu Mālik Nāsir Al-Ma’mary