The title of the study named "Recipients of Zakat in the Perspective of Quran and Hadith". Zakat is one of the five basic pillars of Islam. It plays key role to eradicate poverty and to keep economic balance in the Islamic Society. The study also helps to understand the importance of Zakat as an obligation of Islam. The purpose of the study is to identify the real recipents /beneficiaries of Zakat according to Quran and Hadith. Data was collected from Quranic text,tafaseer (exegices),Hadith books and research articles. Data was analyzed and findings show that equitable distribution of Zakat according to the teachings of Quran and Hadith reduces economic problems i.e poverty, begging and unemployment. Moreover, it helps the poor to get the basic needs of life and enables the needy people to participate in the economic activities and useful for society.