It is a practice of many ladies to give away their clothes converting their value into Zakat. Please guide me in the following matter:
I have some new and slightly used stitched clothes which I am thinking to give them to needy families.
- Can I convert the value of clothes into Zakat?
- In this way can my Zakat will be paid off?
And if this sort of Zakat is acceptable, how do I determine the value? Do I have to arrange a buyer for my clothes to set the prices (market value) or can I set the price (will set prices even lower than market) by myself and convert it into Zakat?