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  • 1)In a case where the husband owes money to the wife,does the wife have to pay zakaat on the money owed annually or is the zakaat paid when she actually recieves the money? 2004-09-23
  • I purchase one flat with the intension of using it personally. i decided to sell that flat but till now it is not sold Do i have to give zakat for that flat if yes then how much. 2004-09-23
  • i was unaware that zakat has become wajib on me and secondly i am not sure of the date i crossed the nisaab amount? 2004-08-22
  • what is it zakat...Those money were going up and down from $2,000 to $13,000 through out the year. So, do I owe any zakat for 2002. 2004-07-14
  • Do we have to pay zakat on the value of national saving certificates or just on the monthly profit of those certificates. 2004-06-29
  • With regards to Zakat, is it acceptable to give one’s zakat to a non-Islamic organization that has outlets in Islamic countries and spends it on Muslims who are poor or sick? 2004-05-27
  • have some money piled up in my bank account which I want to dispose off ... Should I give it to my parents, or should I give it to someone else. What is the best method of giving charity and alms? 2004-05-13
  • Zakat Calculation...Suppose the Nisab amount for Zakat is $1000.00. It stayed with me for the whole year. Just a month ago I received another $2000.00. 2004-04-23
  • Do we have to pay zakaat on platinum jewellery? 2004-04-14
  • 1. I have given Qarde Hasana. Is Zakat of this Qard is wajib on me. 2. I have balance in bank. For zakat shall I include the salary I just received? 2004-02-26
  • Should I have paid zakat on my accumulated cash. Considering the circumstances, I have been saving to buy a house. And to buy a house was not possible until now. 2003-12-19
  • I am married know & no longer working .Can my husband pay zakaat on my behalf 2003-12-12
  • Is it allowed to give my zakat maal as material things to the poor 2003-12-04
  • How can we give zakat on a residential plot? 2003-11-14
  • I am unmarried.I own an account of 18 lac and have jewellery above 7 1/2 tolas.Do i have to pay zakat myself or should my father pay it for me on cash and jewellery??? 2003-11-12
  • i am a baligh female. i have gold jewlery from my parents that only i wear and its for me after i get married. who has to pay zakaat on it? 2003-11-12
  • i earn 16,000 per year and i have debts from my university days to 5000. How much Zakat should i pay per year 2003-11-06
  • Who will pay my zakat? I am planning to complete my education within a few years and then seek a job. Can I defer my zakat until I get a job? 2003-11-06
  • Should we pay zakaat on the basis of silver or gold ? 2003-11-02
  • I’m quiet confused here because I paid Zakat just once in my life and it was last year 2003-10-20
  • father purchased a land for a shop in 1997. father need some money urgently so decided to sale that plot. My question is regarding zakat. Do my father have to give zakat for previous years or not. 2003-10-09
  • Is it possible to ask a person to pay Zakat for me ?? 2003-10-06
  • Can Zakaat be paid at different times, as per the needs? Doesn't Zakaat is to help poor and needy and to improve their financial conditions, rather than just paying off at one time at the year end 2003-09-19
  • 2)I would like to know if giving zakaat is fardh on land properties,with no income from these land.also,the person has a huge debt 2003-09-10
  • According to Sharia, can donor ask for refund ? Under what conditions ? 2003-08-08
  • Calculate zakaah, minors gifts and qasr salaah...I do not earn an income and heard that I have to sell some of the jewellery to pay the zakaah. 2003-06-25
  • Is Jewelry kept for personal use is not liable to zakah ? 2003-05-11
  • If one's zakaat is due, however one anticipates a huge expense i.e. buying of a car, should the value of the car to be purchased be subtracted from the amount due before zakaat amount is calculated? 2003-05-06
  • With jewellery, is zakaat calculated on gold only? What about diamonds, silver and other precious metals/stones? 2003-05-06
  • Zakaat after a person has died. Please let me know if that amount which he has not been able to pay me back can be considered as zakaat or sadqa? He was also in heavy debt at the time of death. 2003-04-10
  • gold plated saucers...I bought these plates, they have gold plating on them of 24 karat gold. am I liable for zakaat on them? 2003-03-13
  • what is the diffrence between SADQA and KHAIRAT 2003-02-07
  • is it permissible to work for the Australian Tax Department. 2. has $2000 (Nisaab is $1500), has this money for less than 1 year, have to pay zakaat on that money after 1year is completed 2003-01-28
  • I borrowed 10,000 from a friend to buy shares, we made an agreement that I would pay the zakat on the borrowed money, the shares are now worth only 1,000 2002-12-29
  • i took a loan of 200000, i pay 32000 every year(including interest). my annual saving is 50000. then what will be the Zakaat. 2002-12-24
  • Will u be punish if u do not give beggars money? 2002-12-04
  • For 21 years I contribute to a compulsory pension fund where a portion is paid by the employer and a portion by me. Is Zakaat payable?Is it payable on both the employers and employees contributions? 2002-12-04
  • my father owns land and he has not yet distributed among his children. He told us to pay zakat for our share of the land. There is no income from this land should i have to pay zakat on such land 2002-11-26
  • Can the dawah people who cannot concentrate daily taraweeh of 1 1/4 para in one mosque pray five parah of Quran daily. 2002-11-07
  • I made investment in scheme where it is locked for six-years which can only be released by end of six years. Do I have to pay Zakat on this investment before it is released to me. 2002-10-30
  • Suppose that I have 15 and suppose also that the Nissab of Zakat is 10 … Question: the 2.5% of Zakat that I have to give, is it taken from 5 or from the whole 15? 2002-10-29
  • How Should I Pay ZAKATH: I earn RS. 38,000 a month as a monthly salary from my job. must I pay Zakath on my monthly salary OR on the amount I save every month? 2002-10-23
  • I wanted to know wheter there is any zakah on property bought. I have a land on which my home is built. 2002-10-17
  • 1) Suppose I earn $30000/yr, is Zakaat applied on the total amount or after deducting monthly rent, car payment, tax and utilities. 2002-10-10
  • about zakaat money? i would like to know if we can keep aside zakaat money for some body every year and then give that person the entire amount after a few years in lumpsum for his daughters wedding 2002-09-18
  • tell me about the basic concepts of Zakat regarding women, should I pay Zakat or not? some people told me that it is not due on unmarried females and some told me it is not due on income of ladies 2002-09-18
  • in R18 000 debt, unable to pay it, and wants to have it remitted. ready to receive Zakaat for it. earns R5000 a month. sends his children to private school. Is such a person Zakaatable. 2002-09-10
  • Can a person do Fixed deposit in bank to help poor people. 2002-09-02
  • Who are the people who derserves to be given sadqa 2002-08-14
  • My (house)wife is concerned that since I am the earner, I am the one who gets all the reward for giving money in charity, while she does not. Is this true? 2002-08-07
  • Is it permissible for the Muslim community to give Zakaat or Interest to a Muslim who is in severe debt. The monies collected will be used by him to pay off his creditors who also happen to be Muslim? 2002-07-01
  • if monthly income is 50,000/- in rupees wht is the zakat 4 it. 2002-06-14
  • Can we discharge our zakat money to Afghanistan. 2002-05-01
  • assalam mufti sb, I have very close poor ralative .can I give my zakaat money to her so that she can do marriage to her daughter? Is it permissible and Can I give with the niyyah of zakaat? 2002-04-01
  • Do I need to pay my zakaat again? 2002-02-09
  • Assalamu alaikum, a clarification on zakat. 2002-01-31
  • As salaam alaikum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatahu Mufti Saheb, Can I give zakaat to my sister who is very poor? but I'm ashamed to do so please advice Jazaak Allah Khair. 2002-01-11
  • regarding zakaat 2002-01-09
  • Platinum is more rare/precious than gold. Discovered recently (+400 yrs). Why no Zakaat? Plat. Jewellery is more expensive than gold. 2001-12-20
  • Zakaat on investment property 2001-12-15
  • Is there a limit on how much Zakaat can be paid to one single qualifying person? (a) if they have no wealth, (b) in addition to no wealth, he is also in a huge debt. 2001-12-13
  • Assalamoalaikum. Please advise if zakat is payable on diamonds and other gemstones. 2001-12-12
  • If we had given zakat for particular things (money, gold, property, etc) for a year and if the value of the things didn’t increase during next year and do we need to give zakat? 2001-12-11
  • Is a student with study loans with jewelry sitting idle obligated to pay Zakaat on this jewelry and how so? 2001-12-08
  • who am i 2001-11-22
  • Assalaamu Alaikkum, I got married on February 2001. Do I have to pay Zakaat on my wife's Jewellery ? 2001-11-04
  • Can we pay them Zakat? 2001-09-28
  • Salaam If a child whose father is not around(divorced his mother,died,imprisoned)is worthy of recieving zakat,even if his family is well to do.Jazakumullah.Salaam. 2001-09-12
  • I like to know is zakat wajib on the interest which is Ribha. Like 401K in USA or any money that is Ribha? 2001-08-10
  • Respected Ulema, I would like to know if zakaat is payable on any extra lengths of fabric that I have lying in my cupboard? 2001-06-22
  • How should I calculate the sum of money I have to pay an outstanding Zakaat. money for all my life) if I am 34 and I have never paid it properly. Or should I do something else on top of it. 2001-06-09
  • Is it permissible to use Zakaat money to pay people who work for an Islamic Boarding school e.g. the aalim? 2001-06-03
  • Is permissible to pay the fees of a Mustahiq from zakat fund direct to the school and not give the money first in the hands of the Mustahiq and ask him to pay the fees ? 2001-05-22
  • Can we pay Zakat to Syed people? We are Indian. 2001-05-16
  • How to calculate zakat on shares when it is in losses? How to calculate Zakat on plot of land? 2001-05-16
  • What is the current minimum Nisaab of Zakhaat in Rand terms in South Africa ? 2001-05-07
  • Could you please elaborate on what is the Nisaab for Zakaat where a person has Cash. 2001-05-05
  • How much Zakat should I pay on cash before I was a Muslim? If cash is intended for future use, do I still have to pay Zakat on that cash? 2001-04-23
  • Is it permissible to not demand repayment of a loan to one’s real brother and instead treat it as payment towards obligatory zakaat? 2001-04-07
  • Do I have to pay Zakat on funds reserved for specific purpose education and marriage of my three children? Why it is recommended to read Sura Al Kahaf on Fridays? 2001-04-07
  • I have heard that women need not pay zakah on jewelry, if it is within the limits of their social status. Is the above criterion not ambiguous? 2001-03-31
  • Rules relating to Debt and zakaat. 2001-03-18
  • I will be grateful if you let me know how to pay Zakaat on gold jewellery on overseas price of jewellery. Please explain the difference between LILLAH, SADQAH and NAZAR. 2001-03-12
  • I have received gold jewelry as gifts from my husband & mum-in-law. Some is for my children when they grow up. I do not work and have no income. Do I have to pay Zakaat? 2001-02-26
  • Is it right to give my brother a zakat to help him at his college. Although he works, but his sallary can't afford his lessons 2001-02-22
  • I would like to know whether you can pay next years zakat this year, with regards to the collection for the earthquake victims in India at our local mosque. 2001-02-07
  • Is it permissable to use money one has recieved in a haram mannner such as interest, donate it to the poor without having any intention to get an reward 2001-01-31
  • I have discharged my Zakaat to a reputable organisation, but I have discovered that they bank the Zakaat money and distribute it during the coming year as the need arises. 2001-01-30
  • I have read in a book that if there is an outstanding debt of R120,000 on a house worth R120,000 the entire amount is exempt from Zakaat. Is that correct? 2001-01-30
  • Is it Ok to give Zakat to charitable institutions, hospitals etc. when we know that they might use the money on non-Muslims as well? 2001-01-27
  • In the US there is a retirement program called 401(k) plan. How do we pay Zakat on the 401(k) plan since it is not in out posession till the age of 59 1/2. 2001-01-25
  • Is it necessary for a Zakat giver to let the Zakat recipient know he/she is being paid Zakat? 2001-01-25
  • Is it okay to give dolls I had from my childhood to the poor kids, wheather the child is muslim or not? 2001-01-23
  • Please advise how I can calculate 2.5% on gold jewellery as some were gifts and the rest I purchased. 2001-01-19
  • Does one have to be in possession of wealth for twelve months for that wealth to be liable for zakaat? 2001-01-19
  • I have a piece of land which is not under my use currently so Is Zakat compulsory on this land? 2001-01-12
  • Is Zakat to be paid for the same money stored yearly or is to be paid once only? 2001-01-06
  • If I had $1000 in stocks last lunar year and $2000 in stocks this year, is Zakat payable on $2000 or $1000. 2000-12-21
  • Which Nisaab of Zakaat to use? 2000-12-18
  • How much Zakat should I pay on cash before I was a Muslim? If cash is intended for future use, do I still have to pay Zakat on that cash? 2000-12-15
  • If one owns 40% of shares in a company, then how is Zakaat calculated on his share? 2000-12-15
  • I have gold and silver jewellery to the value of R12,000 and a liability of R28,000. Do I have to pay Zakaat on the gold and silver jewellery? 2000-12-15
  • Zayd passed away leaving behind two (2) sons, Bakr and Amr and four (4) daughters. Bakr and Amr divided the property between them. The four sisters were not paid their shares. 2000-12-15
  • If you have parents in old age that do not have an income as children are you liable and allowed to pay zakaat on their jewellery and fidya for their rozas 2000-12-11
  • Do I have to pay Zakaat on the gold and silver jewellery? 2000-11-22
  • When calculating Zakaat what value of company shares should be used? i.e. current value or purchase price as values do change drastically 2000-11-17
  • Zakaat on clothes? 2000-11-11
  • How is Zakat calculated? 2000-11-07
  • I bought a home where the bank owns the home. Monthly I pay rent and a portion to purchase the home. Can I claim the amount I still 'owe' as a liability against my assets when calculating zakat? 2000-11-03
  • Can I pay my Zakat money to a poor relative to use for her first Hajj? Jazkoum allah khairan. 2000-10-12
  • Can Zakaat money be used to build a home for a person who is a receipient of Zakaat? 2000-09-27
  • If a wife has gold jewelery, who is liable to pay zakat on it, husband or wife. The wife owns that gold but she is not working. 2000-09-15
  • Can my obligatory zakaat to be paid, include my mother-in-law. 2000-09-14
  • Is it true that paper money is created by debt and that zakaat cannot be paid with a debt? 2000-08-27
  • Can a mother pay the zakaah due from her to her adult children, who are struggling to support themselves? 2000-08-27
  • Zakaah to a married student 2000-08-27
  • Between crops and cash what is the most recommended item to be given for Zakatul-Fitr? 2000-08-27
  • In our Mosque, Zakatul-Fitr is shared among the Imaams who have been leading Taraweeh. Is this correct? 2000-08-27


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