All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His Slave and Messenger.
The stated gifted money has become owned by the recipient; for he left it as a trust with the agent until he meets him. Al-Qaraafi said in his book Ath-Thakheerah: "If the recipient (of Zakah) knew the matter and said (to the agent) keep it with you, then it is his own money; for it was received by the agent and made a trust with him."
Accordingly, it is no longer owned by the giver and he does not have to pay Zakah on it.
Allaah Knows best.
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