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  • Closed house not intended for trade is not liable for zakaah Date: 10-7-2017

    We have a house which is closed; we are not using it. We have been wanting to sell it for two years, but it has not been sold yet, so do we have to pay zakah for 1 year or for 2 years? .. More

  • Zakaah on land kept for future sale Date: 23-6-2017

    I am currently working abroad. Whatever money I save, I purchase property with it. Thus, I have accumulated about 10 residential plots. My intention is that this is an investment for the long term so that when I go back, I can make a home and office for myself and keep the remaining plots for future sales in case the need for money arises anytime in.. More

  • Zakah of partnership capital Date: 28-11-2016

    Assalaamu Alaykum. I have a question and will be grateful if you could reply at your earliest convenience. I have formed a partnership in which others have invested cash money. My investment is the value of a piece of land at the time of investment, after a particular period, I reasses the value of the land and distribute appreciation (current land.. 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

  • 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

  • No Zakah on property not designated for trade Date: 24-6-2014

    Assalamu Alaikum! I am working in Qatar for the last 16 years and will In Sha Allah retire after 7 years. As a matter of future planning, I have purchased 6 plots of land and constructed a house for living in my country. I have Ma Sha Allah 2 daughters and 2 sons who are still studying in school. My house is on rent and revenues around 23000 QR/year,.. More

  • Zakah on sale of land whose profit is intended for charity Date: 7-6-2014

    My father bought a property for my brother and I. I know that if I intend to sell this land for personal gain, I have to pay zakat on its value; but what if I intend to sell the land and donate all the proceeds to charity? Do I still have to pay zakat on it? Jezak Allah khair .. More

  • Paying zakat on a car that was bought with the intention of selling it Date: 22-1-2014

    I am an Algerian residing in Qatar and I purchased a car in installments. My intention was to ship it to Algeria to sell it after fulfilling the installments. However, I had a change of mind a year later and may not ship it after all. Am I obliged to pay zakat on it?.. More

  • Should a merchant pay Zakah for stocked commodities he could not sell? Date: 21-1-2014

    Is Zakaah obligatory upon commodities stocked for more than a year? I am a merchant of general trade materials. I took part with a person in trading spare parts for heavy equipment for machines. We bought the aforementioned materials for $220,000. After a year, the net profit for each of us was $500. That is to say that we could not sell except a very.. More

  • Zakah on land Date: 21-1-2014

    I bought a piece of land in return for 125,000 Riyals so as to preserve my salary: 1- Is Zakaah due on this land? 2- If it is due, please note that I bought it two years ago so do I have to pay Zakaah for this period? 3-Should the Zakaah be calculated based on the price with which I bought it or on the current value?.. More

  • Zakah on land whose whole price has not been paid yet Date: 5-9-2013

    Assalamualaikum, my question is regarding zakaat,, i buy an open land (for business) on installments for 5 years, & in last 2 years I paid 200000 rupees & balance is 300000 rupees I have to pay in next 3 years, my question is should I pay zakaat on this 200000 rupees which I paid to the owner ?or after finishing all the installments ? plz reply.jazaak.. More

  • Trade partnership does not affect Zakah Date: 13-5-2013

    May Allaah The Almighty Reward you. My question is related to Zakaah. My brother and I live abroad. We have a sum of money upon which a lunar year has elapsed, knowing that we have brothers in our country who are our partners. A debt is due from all of us which we have not yet repaid. Should I and my brother who lives abroad pay Zakaah for the sum.. More

  • How should trade partners pay the Zakah of their money? Date: 2-4-2013

    We are a group of people who are trade partners. Our money has exceeded the Nisaab and one of the partners has taken his share of the profits but the others have not since the deal was not completely concluded. How should Zakaah be paid in such a case? .. More

  • Ruling on Zakah of money that is earned from trade with cats Date: 2-4-2013

    Is Zakaah due on the money of someone who trades in cats as he follows the opinion that adopts the permissibility of such a type of trade? Is Zakaah due on his money if it reaches the Nisaab? .. More

  • Zakah on the money by which a piece of land was bought before a lunar year had lapsed Date: 1-4-2013

    I collected money to buy a house or a piece of land to build a house on. I used to pay the Zakaah of that money every lunar year in the month of Ramadhaan. This year, in the month of Sha‘baan, Allaah The Almighty Granted me success in buying a piece of land with the money I collected. However, the selling contracts were not signed until Ramadhaan,.. More

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