Visit the sick : Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “Heaven calls out to anyone who visits a sick person: ‘You are good and your path is good. May you enter your residence in Paradise.” (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
Q. Can Zakaat be distributed in alternative forms?, ie blankets, food, accessories that is required by the deserving Muslims.
(Query published as received)
A. Zakaat may be discharged in this way. The market value of the goods would be used to determine the value of the goods for Zakaat purposes..
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai