128 fatwas

  • Mixed ownership of wealth does not affect Zakat Date: 22-1-2014

    We are three partners and own a capital that has reached the due Nisaab and on which a Hawl (i.e. lunar year) has passed. However, if we divide the capital among us, the shares of each of us will not reach the due Nisaab. Should we pay zakat for the whole capital or wait until the share of each of us reaches the due Nisaab of zakat?.. More

  • Ruling on paying Zakah on an estate before distributing it Date: 22-1-2014

    In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Ever Merciful. A person died, leaving behind children and wealth that consists of farms, homes and cars. Please note that the estate is not yet distributed, so what is the ruling on Zakaah regarding it? May the peace and blessing of Allaah Almighty be upon you... More

  • He used to calculate the year for his Zakah according to the Gregorian calendar Date: 22-1-2014

    In our country the approved calendar is the Gregorian one. The annual inventory of merchants is made at the end of every Gregorian year. Is this correct or should it be according to the Hijri calendar? If it should be according to the Hijri calendar, what is the solution concerning the previous years? .. More

  • Paying zakat entails the owner's intention or authorization Date: 22-1-2014

    A mother left some money with her daughter while she was ill and never informed anyone about it. After a while, the daughter paid the zakat on her mother's money without telling her. With the mother now dead, was the daughter's decision correct or should she repay this money to the heirs? What is your advice in this regard in order to relieve this daughter.. More

  • Ignorance does not exempt one from paying Zakat Date: 22-1-2014

    My mother has been the primary bread winner for our family since our early childhood. Seven years ago, she rented a shop to sell clothes in. She started the business with 700 dinars and was ignorant of the obligation of zakat at that time. Whenever the capital reached one or two-thousand dinars, she used to buy extra goods for the shop, usually before.. More

  • The correct opinion regarding paying Zakah from the money of a child Date: 22-1-2014

    I have money that belongs to an under-aged orphan who lives with his paternal aunt. This money does not increase on a regular basis and, if there is an increase, it is usually slight. The money has now reached the Nisaab but it is not invested. Is Zakaah due on it?.. More

  • Can he give charity from his mother's wealth without her permission? Date: 22-1-2014

    One day I was in the market where I met an elderly man who asked me for some money, but I refused to give him since the money belonged to my mother. I thought that she would suspect something about the missing amount. Was I right in doing so?.. More

  • Significance of associating the mention of prayer with zakat in the Qur`an Date: 22-1-2014

    Why is prayer always mentioned along with zakat in the Qur`an?.. More

  • Zakah is due whenever its conditions are met even if the person is jobless Date: 21-1-2014

    I am an eighteen year-old female student and I have no job. I have a sum of money which I save in an Islamic bank. I collected this money from gifts I received in ‘Eeds which have been deposited in the bank since I was a child and from savings I made from pocket money over the months, then I would deposit the accumulated money in the bank. Also, I.. More

  • Money falling below the Nisaab during the year, then exceeding it afterwards Date: 21-1-2014

    A man accumulated salaries that reached 4,500 Dirhams. The Nisaab of Zakaah last year was 3,800 and he paid Zakaah according to this Nisaab. This year, the Nisaab reached 5,500 and it was declared on the first day of Al-Muharram. If we consider this Nisaab, then there is no Zakaah due from him. The question is: Which of the two is the Nisaab that should.. More

  • No Zakah is due on money collected for charity Date: 21-1-2014

    My mother has an envelope which she uses for keeping the money she gives out as charity from her own money until she finds an opportunity to go out and pay it. Is Zakaah due on the money that is collected in the envelope noting that two lunar years have passed on it since she started collecting it?.. More

  • Answering those who say that Zakah is due only once Date: 21-1-2014

    What do you say of the opinion which is held by a group that Zakaah is due on wealth one time only, meaning that if Zakaah is paid on gold or on a sum of money in one year and that gold or money remained, then no Zakaah is due on them for the following years because its Zakaah has already been paid? We hope that you would answer this question in light.. More

  • Evidence on stipulating the lapse of a full lunar year in the obligation of Zakah Date: 21-1-2014

    What is the evidence from the Quran and Sunnah on stipulating the lapse of a full lunar year for Zakaah to be due?.. More

  • Zakah on gifted money kept with someone as a trust Date: 24-10-2013

    Assalam u alaikum...Suppose 2 brothers buy a car. 1 of the brother has to pay his share to other one. The 2nd brother asked him to pay the required amount to one of his friend who is in need. But that friend asked the brother not to transfer the amount through bank but to give the money directly to him when he come to his city...Do the 1st brother has.. More

  • Zakah is not due on weapons for personal use Date: 1-9-2013

    Assalamu Alaikum Is there any zakat on weapons kept for personal use. Like for hunting, or for security and as a hobby? .. More