Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Islam does not allow the needy Sayeds to receive Zakat from people, and instead of that, kept for needy pious Sayeds a share in Khums. It is a matter of keeping the respect of the family of the Prophet (SAWA) with out any differentiation or discrimination. Non Sayed needy persons are allowed to receive Zakat while needy Sayeds are not allowed to receive Zakat. Justice requires providing a source away from Zakat to help needy Sayeds which is in fact Sahm e Sadat.