657 fatwas

  • Paying zakah to poor grandfather Date: 14-11-2016

    There are two orphans aged seven and eleven; their father left wealth for them; they annually pay zakah on it. Their grandfather is a pensioner though he has another son that cares for him, but he is still poor and needs the zakah. is it permissible for him to have a share in his grandchildrens' zakah? .. More

  • Zakah may not be paid to settle loan Date: 13-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum to the Islamweb.net team. I have a question regarding zakah. If a person, regardless of whether he was in need or not, has taken a loan from an interest-based bank and is now unable to repay the bank, can he use his zakah money to repay his debts to the bank given that, in this case, it is interest-based? So what is the ruling here? .. 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

  • Not taking rent from poor is not zakah Date: 8-11-2016

    I own a flat that I have given to my parents-in-law to live in without paying rent, as they are unable to do so. The stipulated rent of the flat is Rs. 10,000 per month. Can I consider this Rs 10,000 as zakah paid to my parents-in-law? .. More

  • Paying zakah on gold for past years Date: 1-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to pay zakah on my gold because I just learned that it is a major sin to not do so. My husband, however, does not allow me to give it because his salary is too low to pay it. and he does not allow me to sell the gold for zakah. Can I sell my gold without his knowledge? All the gold is still with me. Please advise, I want to.. More

  • Paying zakah to reunite man with wife and daughter Date: 21-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question is related to zakah. I have a Muslim friend that lives in Dubai, he earns around 4,000 AED and lives in a company-provided room. He is married and has a young daughter, but they live in India. In order for him to bring his family to Dubai, he needs to rent an apartment and pay a few fees to get the necessary application.. More

  • Giving zakah to sister Date: 21-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Mufti. I would appreciate it if you could make the following points clear to me: 1) My sister's husband has been out of a job for many years. We always support her. Now, I have some amount of money that I need to give out as zakah. Can I give this zakah money to her? 2) She received about 6 lacs from her father's land deal... 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

  • Reward for charity if agent does not give it out in full Date: 11-10-2016

    If I ask someone like a shopkeeper to distribute charity on my behalf and he does not distribute completely. Will I get the complete reward, or was it my duty to ensure that it was distributed honestly? And especially if the amount was big and I could not wait for it to be distributed completely? (Or otherwise as well?) Does it make any difference if.. More

  • Buying land without having the intention for trade and then inclining to offer it for sale Date: 6-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaikum. My brother bought one plot of land 12 years ago with the intention of building one house for his personal use. Recently, however, he bought second plot and change his plan to built house in second plot and plan to sell first plot in order to use that money to construct the house in second plot . so is zakath payable for first plot.. More

  • Paying zakah to children of father's second wife Date: 17-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Dear Sir, is it permissible to spend zakah money on my father's second wife's children for their studies. They are still dependent and studying and my father passed away 18 months ago. Please advise .. More

  • Zakah on sold crops Date: 13-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Dear Shaykh, I would like to know if money from the selling of harvest product is still liable to the ruling of zakah on crops? For example, farmers in my neighborhood have paddy rice fields. When it is time to harvest, we sold it all to buyers. We got each $500 from the buyers. Should we pay the zakah on crops from that money? Note.. More

  • Zakah only due if money reaches nisaab Date: 9-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum respected Sheikh. I have been told that if you do not have wealth that has been kept for one year, like savings, then there is no zakah due. I also heard that the Nisaab for gold jewellery is 85 grams and that that of silver is a little more than 550 grams. I have five gold rings that do not weigh more than five grams and are not pure.. More

  • Zakah not given to one's young children Date: 7-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My husband's salary can only cover the rent. He has a piece of land that his mother gave him and some money in the bank which he plans to invest along with that land in order to build a house for us and maybe, if it is enough, to make a business that may give him a somehow secure future as he is not entlited to a pension at an old.. More

  • Calculating zakah when one is creditor and debtor Date: 17-5-2016

    Zakah question! I have savings amounting to around 200,000 riyal plus some gold that is above the nisab (minimum amount for a muslim net worth to be obligated to give zakat after having owned that value for a lunar year) level. 1) I have also given a loan to my brother to help him out for 100,000 riyal. He will pay me monthly in installments from.. More