152 fatwas

  • Paying Zakah to one's insolvent brother who does not accept Zakah Date: 10-6-2014

    Assalaamualaikkum...my brother have salary nearly 13000Rs per month but i came to know that its not enough for him to take care of his family(wife and son(1 yr).Also he have >75000Rs loan bcz of some hospital expenses came for his wife and son.his house rent is 6000Rs.he is tellg that bcz of electricity and water problem he couldn't live in a low.. More

  • Who pays the travel expenses to look for eligible Zakah recipients? Date: 15-4-2014

    I am a working in a company where we three people are responsible for searching and investigating zakat eligible persons. For this purpose, we need travel expenses. Can we withdraw this amount from company's zakat fund or should it be from non-zakat fund? Thanks in advance. .. More

  • It is not permissible to settle the debts of an individual with zakat unless he permits it Date: 22-1-2014

    I want to pay my zakat to one of my neighbors who is unable to settle his debts with his relative. May I settle these debts on his behalf as part of my zakat and then tell him about it afterwards? Or, should I give him zakat and let him choose whether to settle his debts or not? .. More

  • Entrusted with delivering zakat money to a specific entity but could not Date: 22-1-2014

    Someone was given zakat and charity in order to deliver them to Muslim relief organizations in poor and deprived countries, but he was not able get in contact with the specified entities due to compelling reasons. What is the religious ruling in this regard?.. More

  • Paying Zakat to an individual who refuses to accept it Date: 22-1-2014

    Is it permissible to pay zakat in the form of a loan to my friends whereas they are not able to pay it back? Please note that they refuse to accept financial aid and that I pay them so as to support them in terms of marriage expenses and not because they are starving. .. More

  • Ruling on giving Zakah to someone who owes an interest-based loan Date: 21-1-2014

    What is the ruling on giving Zakaah to a person owing a loan to a bank? This loan is interest-based and he borrowed it to buy a house. The purpose is to get him out of the forbiddance of this loan so that he is given a sum to finally repay it completely. Please advise. May Allaah Reward you... More

  • Is it permissible to pay zakat to those whom I sponsor? Date: 21-1-2014

    Can I pay zakat to those whom I sponsor? .. More

  • The categories of those whose hearts are inclined towards Islam Date: 21-1-2014

    I ask this question in order to respond to a Christian. Who are those mentioned in the verse (what means): {… and for bringing hearts together …} and what is the difference between them and Christian missionaries?.. More

  • Receiving Zakah to pay for education while possessing Nisaab Date: 3-1-2014

    I am a student of bsc engineering.I applied for a scholarship during my studies.Scholarship was given to me as zakat.My family was under financial crisis at that time, it was so hard for my parents to fulfill my tution fee but we do had money greater than nisaab.My question is that was i eligible for the scholarship as zaakat? and if i had taken it.. More

  • Her mother gave Zakah to a supposed fortune-teller Date: 2-12-2013

    Assalamu 'alaykum My parents give zakah on my wealth, so I felt relaxed. Howeva,this year,mom gave some money to a fortune teller for zakah. As far as my knowledge is&my understanding of tht fortune teller lady is, I doubt whether she is a muslim or nt, she seems to be amongst the shayateen& Allaah knows best. As far as my knowledge is, zakah.. More

  • Ruling on buying a house for the poor with Zakah money Date: 26-10-2013

    Dear Sir, As salam u alikum. I have a question regardsing the spending of the Zakat money. My Wife's Grandmoter (maternal) is very old, and lonely, with none of her children caring for her. She has been living in very difficult times for the past many years now. I intend to use the Zakat Amount from my savings (AlhamduLillah, it is a resonable amount).. More

  • A manager of orphanage is not allowed to eat from the charity given to the orphans Date: 20-5-2013

    khaid works at charitable trust which conduct many residential madrasa for the poor and orphanage, so he appointed with honorarium of 5000rs included food and accommodation. he pays for this 500rs per month separately. now if animal of sadqah and any other stuff of zakat and sadqah cooked at madrsa for children. will he can eat of this food or not? .. More

  • Improvement of the state of the poor before receiving Zakah Date: 15-5-2013

    There is a family that needed the money of Zakaah but before the money reached it, its state had improved. Is it lawful for this family to use the money that reached it late?.. More

  • He gave charity to someone but the latter did not accept it Date: 15-5-2013

    My brotherin-law suffered a financial crisis three years ago so I sent him a sum of money. I do not remember whether this sum was from Zakaah or charity at that time. Now, he wants to return this money and he insists on this. I do not know why he is so insistent as he left this money for me with a friend after I refused to take it from him. Now, I need.. More

  • Paying Zakah to charity projects - a humanitarian Sharee‘ah viewpoint Date: 15-5-2013

    Is it true that some scholars issued Fataawa that hold it impermissible to pay Zakaah to humanitarian organizations that treat patients and provide them with medicines and medical requirements for blood diseases and cancer especially if the state is incapable of fulfilling this need as the case here in Iraq now?.. More