SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered questions about asking for host’s permission for payment of Zakat al-Fitr.
Question: Can the guest ask the host and pay Zakat al-Fitr? If the host thinks payment of Zakat al-Fitr for the guest is his responsibility and the guest according to his Marja Taqleed is obliged to pay for his own Zakat al-Fitr, what is the ruling?
The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: In any case, if one of them with the permission of the other pays Zakat al-Fitr with the intention of paying for the one who is obliged to pay, is enough.
Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA