125 fatwas

  • Reason for Obligatory and Optional Zakat Date: 20-10-2019

    What is the point of giving sadaqah when one can give zakaah instead? For example, if I see a poor or needy Muslim, then why shouldn't I always give him/her money with intention of zakaah instead of sadaqah? Why do people give sadaqah instead of zakaah? Because, if i am not mistaken, we get closer to Allaah and get more reward by performing the obligatory.. More

  • Zakah Whilst Indebted Date: 4-8-2019

    I buy 1 home from realstate and it is under construction and I pay around 50% money of value. After completetion of full payment is on my name. Is that 50% money are applicable for zakaahjQuery1110009113184871700875_1558163411025? .. More

  • Giving Zakat on Cash From His Salary Date: 16-10-2018

    Salaam ‘Alaykum.I have cash savings that reaches the nisaab (minimum amount that makes zakaah obligatory). My question is, do I need to pay the zakaah (2.5%) by using the cash from the savings or can I pay the zakaah with my spending cash or my monthly wages that I receive?Jazaakum-Allaah Khayran. .. More

  • Conditions of Paying Zakaat to Relatives Date: 9-9-2018

    Aslamu alykom warahmatulah wabarakathoIs it ok if you give Zakat to relatives like grandpa, aunt or like that?is zakat only have to be given at Ramadan or any time of the year? .. More

  • No Zakaat on Retirement Money Date: 15-8-2018

    I have been working as a Govt employee for 6 yrs. I have been paying some amount as departmental insurance fund (compulsary) which is returned on pension out or insurance cover paid to the family in case of death. Am I liable to pay zakaah on this amount deposited? .. More

  • Zakaah is Due on Savings Date: 29-7-2018

    Assalamualaikum wrwbI have 50k SAR which I have to kept to buy a land in my native country for the purpose of rent. Is this to be considered for zakat?I have seen many fatwas where people owing many houses which they have left for rent is not zakatable for capital amount except the rent which they are receiving. .. More

  • The Father Taking the Child’s Zakaah Date: 19-7-2018

    As Salaamu AlaikumQuestion about the Zakat .My uncle give zakaat money to my father.My father spent money in home for foods etc.. But I capable for paying zakaat. And I'm unmarried and live with family.Can I eat those Food which are bought by my father from zakaat money ? .. More

  • No Zakaah on money in possession less than lunar year Date: 31-12-2017

    I received a bonus, which I kept separately for Hajj. Before one lunar year passed, I paid a travel agency for Hajj in 2016. However, they failed to complete all necessary formalities, and I could not go to Hajj. I got the money back, and before one lunar year was completed, I paid another agency for Hajj this year. Allah willing, I will be able to.. More

  • Paying zakaah on land bought on credit Date: 29-12-2017

    I purchased a land in installments at a total cost of US$ 96,000/- and I have paid $ 72,000/- until now. The land is still not in my possession, and I even do not know its plot number. However, the present market value is US$ 400,000/-. My question is, do I have to pay zakah for it? If I have to do so, then what value shall I pay it on: 1- $96,000/-.. More

  • Zakaah on plots whose ownership is not yet transferred Date: 28-12-2017

    Nowadays, people purchase plots on installments or with full payment, but the possession is given after four or five years. However, they can sell the plot before possession on profit. Now, is the zakah due in this case without possession, and what is the difference of zakah when the purchase of a plot was done with a full payment or in installments? .. More

  • Zakaah on loan kept in bank account Date: 3-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My Question is about the zakah on lended money which I keep at the bank for one lunar year. I wanted to purchase land in India, for which I saved some (1/2 amount) money, and I took a loan (1/2 amount)from Al-Rajhi bank (Saudi Arabia), but I did not invest it immediately as I did not get any suitable land, so the money which I saved.. More

  • Zakah on shops including customer debts Date: 3-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Last year, I started a business with my partner and we invested 40 lacs in it, out of which we bought two shops for 32 lacs and the stuff for our shop for 8 lacs. After a year passed, we did the calculations of our shop, and we had a benefit of about 5 lacs. At the same time, however, we came to know that we have about 7 lacs outside,.. More

  • Paying zakah on inaccessible money Date: 28-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I need some advise concerning zakah. My wife worked in France for a few years before becoming Muslim; at the time that she became Muslim, she was living in England. She did not have access to her money in France due to administrative restrictions. Since then, we have bought a house via a mortgage, and she is still.. More

  • Paying zakah on debit card deposit Date: 13-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I would like to ask regarding paying zakah on the money that a person has deposited from his own money in an Islamic bank in order use to use their covered card service. For example, the bank, before offering the covered card (debit card), require from the client to give them 10,000 in cash, and they will keep it with.. More

  • Paying zakah on land that was bought but is not yet in buyer's possession Date: 13-10-2016

    Dear Teacher, I have question related to zakah. I have two pieces of land that were purchased in 2014 as well as one that was purchased in 2015. I have not taken possession on any land yet because the area is still in development; nevertheless, these lands do have a market value. I have to construct my home on one of the pieces land after selling a.. More