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  • Eating from Zakah after giving it to those who deserve it Date: 13-5-2013

    I have a sum of money and I pay Zakaah for it every year. The question is: May I give the family of my wife a portion of the Zakaah as they deserve it? In this case, if they take from me the money and own it, what is the ruling if they invite me to a meal which they bought from the Zakaah I paid them? If I eat from this food, does this mean that I have.. More

  • It is recommended that the recipient of a gift prays for the giver Date: 12-5-2013

    Is a Muslim religiously permitted to give charity to a poor person and ask that he make Du‘aa’ (i.e. supplication) for him, especially ata time of affliction?.. More

  • No problem in giving an additional amount along with Zakah Date: 12-5-2013

    I have an amount of money which I intend to give as Zakaah. Is it permissible to pay an additional amount, say 1000 riyals, in order to be on the safe side?.. More

  • Is supporting an orphan who lost his mother the same as supporting an orphan who lost his father? Date: 2-4-2013

    Is supporting an orphan who lost his mother the same as supporting an orphan who lost his father? Is the Hadeeth where the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "I and the one who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise, showing his middle and index fingers" applicable in such a case? .. More

  • Ruling on consuming the wealth of the poor which is obtained from Zakah Date: 2-4-2013

    I live with a family whose father died leaving behind two sons, three daughters and a wife. They are all students and want to go to the Zakaah office to ask for financial support. I am an employee in a company with an adequate salary that suffices me and allows me to participate in the household expenses but not on a regular basis. I am about to get.. More

  • He gave charity to someone who later gave it back Date: 23-12-2012

    Someone borrowed 2000 Syrian liras from me. Afterward, I donated 4000 liras to help him with the expenses of his severely ill father without him asking for assistance; I did not tell him this amount was a debt. Later, we differed and separated. Then, I asked him to repay the 2000-lira debt, yet he insisted on paying off the entire amount (6000 liras),.. More

  • Distributing Zakah and charity on basis of colour or culture Date: 6-5-2010

    Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatohu. What is the correct Islamic view point on creation of sects by Muslims based on colour, ethnicity, culture, language and politico/geographic boundaries with a view to distributing Zakat, Sadaqa and welfare amongst their members regardless of other criteria and eligibility? .. More

  • Many questions about Zakah Date: 21-6-2009

    Asalaamu Aleikum. Please explain the opinion regarding zakat of married people. Below are 4 questions: (1) If the husband is providing for the family and the wife does not have an income, does the husband pay zakat on behalf of them both and does the wife receive any reward from Allah SWT or not. (2) If the wife has some small savings in her name,.. More

  • Zakah money is not the only source of the treasury Date: 17-12-2008

    Assalamu alaikum.At the time of Khulafa Rashid(Allah be pleased with them) Baithul Maal also contained Zakaath money.When monetory help was given to poor people of Ahle Kithab(non muslims) how was non zakaath money of Baithul Maal differentiated from Zakaath money as Zakaath money should not be given to nonmuslims.Was a separate account maintained of.. More

  • Saving money – a religious view Date: 11-5-2008

    How should a Muslim save according to Islam. I understand that our Prophet (PBUH) did not save. Say I earn USD5000 and after expense, I am left with USD1,000. How should I handle this USD1,000?.. More

  • Borrowing from Zakah money to continue one’s studies Date: 6-5-2008

    Assalamualikum wa rahmatullah hi wa barakathuhu, I am a student who want to continue my studies in medical feild in dubai medical college .my family is facing financial problems.can I borrow Zakaht Money and continue my studies and then pay back as soon as i finish my studies and get a job.If yes would please help in saying wher i can get this sort.. More

  • Paying or collecting Zakah with credit cards Date: 21-4-2008

    Could some one pay his/her ZAKAT AL Maal by Visa or Master card? Are Mosques allowed to process Visa and Master Card to collect donations? Or is it forbidden and considered to be REBAA?.. More

  • Appointing a dishonest person to handle Zakat in the Masjid Date: 8-12-2005

    I am a member of the Shoorah and I know somebody that took some money from the Masjid. He was president of the Shoorah at the time. This was about a year ago during Ramadhaan. Now is Ramadhaan again. He asked me about handling Zakaat he is not in the Shoorah. What can I do about this? What if the other members of the Shoorah accept him handling.. More

  • Taking fixed percentage of collected charity Date: 21-4-2004

    Some years back people used to go to new places and collect money for charity (for schools, Masajid, etc) and the organizers covered the travel expenses which occur during this. The process continued and the people increased the demand from travel expenses to living expenses too. Now the case is such that people are demanding a fixed percentage.. More

  • Seeing patients free as Zakah Date: 13-9-2003

    I am a doctor and I have my own clinic. When I examine patients for free, can this be considered Zakah? Because my money is abroad and I can't travel to pay Zakah for it, and don't make enough money to pay Zakah?.. More