Dear Shaykh Hisham and eShaykh staff:
First of all I hope Shaykh Hisham can make dua for me and for my family. I met Shaykh Hisham many times in dreams and one time physically in Maulana’s derga in Cyprus.
I want to be clear about zakat: if I give zakat to someone it is necessary for me to tell him that it is zakat or not need to tell him and just give him?
A`udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem
Zakat is an obligation and the validity of it depends on the intention made by the person who pays it only. The receiver does not have to know what kind of charity he is receiving.