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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Property gained during the year should have its Zakah paid at the end of the lunar year Date: 16-8-2015

    An amount of money has reached the due Nisaab (of Zakaah), but the lunar year has passed only on half of it, given that this half has also reached the Nisaab. Should Zakaah be paid on the whole sum or only on the amount on which the lunar year has passed? .. More

  • Parents pay Zakah on child's behalf if they are withholding his money Date: 22-7-2015

    If one has reached the age at which he is accountable and if his parents withhold money which they claim is his in a bank account, such that even though they claim the money is his, they do not give him access to it, is he responsible for paying zakaah on that money? .. More

  • A schizophrenic's wealth is liable for Zakah Date: 27-10-2014

    as Salam alaikum my question is my wife is schizophrenia patient she don't understand about zakat at all. What is the ruling on her is it my responsibility to pay zakat or my wife responsibility. .. More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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