Who Can I give my zakat to?

The Recipients of Zakat

“The Sadaqat (prescribed alms) are (meant) only to be given to the poor, the needy, to those employed to collect them, to those whose hearts are to be won, in the cause of the slaves and those encumbered with debt, in the way of Allah and to a wayfarer. This is an obligation prescribed by Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, Wise.” – Surah Tawbah: 60

Zakat is to be given to those categories cited in the previously mentioned Quranic verse (Surah Tawbah: 60). Further, anyone who receives zakat must fulfil the following conditions: