To whom belongs the Khums?

Question:

Who is entitled, to claim the fifth part khums)?

Answer:

Abdullah Al-Alawi reported that Imam As-Sadiq (a.) said: ,,When God, except for whom there is no one worthy of worship, forbade us to consume the donation (sadaqah), He established the fifth part (khums) for us as a replacement. Therefore, we are forbidden to consume the donation (sadaqah) and the fifth part (khums) to us is obligatory. As for the generosity towards us, it is allowed.” [Wasa’il-ush-Shi’ah of Al-Hurr Al-Amili, Volume 9 Page 270 Hadith 7]

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