Some Manners Of Zakat
To give the Zakat with the intention of cleaning the heart of everything apart from the love of Allah.
To give with the intention of riding the heart of stinginess.
To give with the intention of showing gratitude to the blessings from Allah.
To give Zakat to people who will increase its rewards. Therefore, when giving Zakat, a person should chose those who have the fear of Allah in their hearts. Hence, Rasulullah (s.a.w.) said: “Only eat from the food of the Muttaqi’s (those who fear Allah) and only shall the Muttaqi’s eat from your food!” (Abu Davud) and “Give food to the person you love, for the sake of Allah.”
To choose the seekers of knowledge among the poor. Hz. Abdullah ibn Mubarak would especially give his Zakat to the poor scholars and say: “The highest rank after prophethood is the rank of knowledge. It is more suitable to meet their needs.”
To choose those who do not complain about their poorness. For in the Ayah it is said: “Give to the poor who have been restricted for the cause of Allah, unable to move about in the land. An ignorant person would think them self-sufficient because of their restraint, but you will know them by their signs, They do not ask people persistently. And whatever you give of good – indeed, Allah is knowing of it.” (Surah Baqara, Ayah 273).
To choose those who do not have the time to meet their own needs because of being preoccupied with the cause of Allah.