659 fatwas

  • Giving relative zakaah to settle debt to bank Date: 28-12-2017

    I have already posted this question. Question Number: 2666660 One of my relatives has taken a loan from a bank by giving gold (jewelry) as security in order to purchase a piece of land. Now they are unable to repay the loan to the bank, and within another few months, the bank will take the gold in their possession. This is an interest-based bank. My.. More

  • Paying zakaah on stolen gold Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was living within a joint family system. My in-laws, especially my mother-in-law has treated me the worse. I would like to inform you that my father has given me 465.2 grams of gold, and my husband gave me gold weighing 69.78 grams total of 534.98 grams. I kept my gold locked in my luggage bag. I saw my late mother three days in.. More

  • Zakaah should be paid in kind Date: 13-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have three questions: 1. Can you pay zakah in the form of goods, like food and cloths etc.? And if not, then see my following question, please. 2. Then, in the article of zakah, it is said that every Prophet as well as their peoplegave zakah,but if that was in the form of money, then how could Noah's nation and Noah pay zakah.. More

  • Zakaah on harvest jointly owned with non-Muslim Date: 11-12-2017

    I did some joint farming with a disbeliever. When we harvested, I asked him for zakah, but he told me that he knew nothing about it and will not do so. What happens to my joint farming with him? Was I wrong in the first place to have farmed with him? In the event that my share of the benefits does not reach the Nisaab (minimum amount liable to zakah),.. More

  • Wife giving zakaah to insolvent husband who owns land Date: 13-11-2017

    I have given zakah to my husband for two years as well as advance zakah for a coming year because he used to tell me that he does not have any money for my maintenance, so I thought that instead of him borrowing a lot from me, it would be rather wise to give an advance zakah. I was annoyed that he has wasted it on himself againthan saving it for my.. More

  • Wife giving charity without husband's knowledge Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum brother. My question is about charity. My husband is a very strict man, and I do not do anything without informing him or taking his permission. He gives zakah every year on his and my behalf. We send a small part of it to my native country, and the remaining he gives to his family. However, I would like to send charity to my country.. More

  • Giving zakaah money to non-Muslims Date: 21-10-2017

    Dear Mufti. I live in a city in which there are very few Muslims, and only Christians live here. The people here are very poor and needy, so I help them and give them my zakah, and I hope that maybe my kindness inspires them and they realize that Islam is a great religion. I speak English, and people only speak Portuguese here, but with my kind act,.. More

  • Whether wife may pay zakaah to her husband Date: 18-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, shaykh. I have a question regarding zakah. My parents have given me some gold, and my husband's salary is not enough to pay zakah for my gold, and I know that I have to sell my gold to take out the zakah money. So my question is: can I use my zakah money for my own household expenses? My husband also owes a huge amonut of money to.. More

  • Buying gold with intention of charity Date: 12-10-2017

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have gold which I intended to give in charity, but the rate of gold has decreased as everybody wants to get some profit on reselling gold. I am not even getting the price at which I bought it. I am waiting so that I could at least get the money which I paid for it. However, two years have passed, and.. More

  • Zakaah on loan kept in bank account Date: 3-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My Question is about the zakah on lended money which I keep at the bank for one lunar year. I wanted to purchase land in India, for which I saved some (1/2 amount) money, and I took a loan (1/2 amount)from Al-Rajhi bank (Saudi Arabia), but I did not invest it immediately as I did not get any suitable land, so the money which I saved.. More

  • Giving zakaah money to idle son Date: 1-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Brother. We have a son who is 30 years old and has no job. He has been trying to work ever since he finished his education (MBA), but every job he gets does not last for more than two to five months, and then he is jobless again. He is also not able to marry due to this. His father has been spending on him his whole life, even until.. More

  • Zakaah on 200 camels Date: 15-7-2017

    What is the zakah for a person who has 200 camels? .. More

  • Whether collecting donations to pay poor Quran teacher is continuous charity Date: 10-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question about Sadaqah Jaariyah (continuous charity). I live in a Muslim country, and there are some mosques here who have a sheikh that teatches children to memory the Quran. It is a poor city, and the sheikh too is poor and hardly gets any money for this. He teaches the children every day exept on Fridays. Would it be Sadaqah.. More

  • 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