655 fatwas

  • Zakah Al-Fitr of the children who are in the custody of a divorced wife Date: 9-5-2016

    A friend of mine divorced his wife. His wife has the custody of the children. Should he pay zakah on behalf of the children or is this the duty of their mother, given the fact that he pays them monthly alimony? .. More

  • Ruling on paying zakah Al-Fitr in extra Date: 5-5-2016

    Can I pay zakah Al-Fitr for my wife, kids, and myself in an amount that is bigger than the one prescribed? Should I pay zakah on gold (jewelry) from my own money or from my wife’s money? I would like to inform you that my wife and I receive equal salaries. .. More

  • Many questions about giving zakah money to relatives Date: 2-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum.First of all, I pray to Allaah to give more power and good health to the one who made this usefull website in order to keep helping people like this. 1. I am the elder son in my family; I am married and have a family of my own. I calculate zakah every year and then slowly pay it when people need it. I try my best to pay it off.. More

  • Paying zakah for past years - Borrowing to pay zakah Date: 21-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. If one has not paid zakah in the past and must make up for all of them, is it possible for him to pay the old zakah based on the current amount of money in his possession? For example, the person has x amount of money and he multiplies the figure for the total of zakahs that he has to pay. Can one do.. More

  • How zakah is paid for dropshipping business Date: 3-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am doing a dropshipping business for a year. About a year ago, my capital for doing such business was about $200. Overtime, my capital increased, and I used it to purchase some goods that were then delivered to the consumer and constitute a circulation cycle that continued until, finally, after a year, praise be to Allaah, I successfully.. More

  • Taking fee for distributing zakah of relative Date: 27-3-2016

    Respectful scholar, assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I request you to answer my question regarding zakah. I have been receiving zakah money from my relative who lives abroad in order to distribute it. This has been going on for more than a year, so my responsibility regarding it has also increased. My question is whether I can take.. More

  • Giving Zakah to poor unmarried sister who owns a piece of land Date: 27-2-2016

    We are four brother and one sister who is unmarried (aged 36). As a human being, every brother is responsible to bear the cost of living as well as the medical costs of their mother and sister since their father is dead. No one is supporting her (the sister), but I have been supporting her for the last seven years. Now, my question is whether I can.. More

  • An amount of money equal to nisaab should be possessed for a whole lunar year Date: 9-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I got PKRs.950,000 in May 2014 to buy a residential plot. I spent some of it, and after one year I was left with PKRs.500,000. During this one year period, I also got PKRs.2,500,000 from other sources and finaly bought a plot for PKRs.3,400,000 in June 2015. As I bought the plot after one year, I started arranging money. Now I want.. More

  • Giving Zakah collectors percentage of Zakah funds as commission Date: 22-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. I would like to know whether the practice of collecting funds that is outlined below is allowed in Islam; or up to what extend it is not forbidden. The practice is: There is a regular practice in India, especially in the month of Ramadan, that is followed by most of the Islamic institutions. The institution.. More

  • Giving money to mazars that feed the poor Date: 8-12-2015

    I live in the South Asian countries, were organisations and 'mazars of pir', who usually give shelter to poor, devouted muslims, are quite famous. My question is: Can I give charity (not zakah) to these mazar, not with the intention of grave worship, but only that it would be used to feed the poor? Also, will my charity be accepted if they use the money.. More

  • Paying overdue zakah on silver hoarded by mother Date: 26-11-2015

    We found out that we own seven kgs of silver that were given as a gift by guestsduring our wedding. The silver was never in our possession but remained in my wife's mother's custody for the last 30 years. We were given it after her death. Is silver subject to zakah, and if so, then how should it be calculated? .. More

  • Paying zakah on money loaned to others Date: 20-11-2015

    My dad gave me money to use when I get married. However, my brother took all of it as a debt. He did not anything back to me yet, but he will later. Dad gave me another amount of money after this, but I spent some of it. My question is about zakah. Last year, I paid it on all the money, even what I do not have. This year, I do not have enough money.. More

  • Zakah on a debt that has to be returned over nine years Date: 20-11-2015

    I applied for a one-millionloan without interestfrom my office and received it last year at a rate of return in 10 years. I have returned 0.1 million and 0.9 million remains, but I earned that money and it is available in my account but I should return it to my office over nine years. I want to know whether zakah should be paid on this amount that I.. More

  • Zakah collection organizations are not entitled to Zakah funds Date: 6-10-2015

    We are running an office on a rented building to collect & distribute Zakath. Whether Zakath fund can be utilised to pay rent to this office? .. More

  • Giving Zakah in the form of specific items, not cash Date: 25-8-2015

    Assalammu Allaikum, There is a zakaat collecting organisation in our area (a big village) by way money and they are distributing the zakaat as follows (a) feeding student (not religious studies) with breakfast for poor or needy (b) scholarship expences for students other than religious knowledge (c) monthly subsidy to under priviledged families to procure.. More