659 fatwas

  • Paying zakah on money loaned to others Date: 20-11-2015

    My dad gave me money to use when I get married. However, my brother took all of it as a debt. He did not anything back to me yet, but he will later. Dad gave me another amount of money after this, but I spent some of it. My question is about zakah. Last year, I paid it on all the money, even what I do not have. This year, I do not have enough money.. More

  • Zakah on a debt that has to be returned over nine years Date: 20-11-2015

    I applied for a one-millionloan without interestfrom my office and received it last year at a rate of return in 10 years. I have returned 0.1 million and 0.9 million remains, but I earned that money and it is available in my account but I should return it to my office over nine years. I want to know whether zakah should be paid on this amount that I.. More

  • Zakah collection organizations are not entitled to Zakah funds Date: 6-10-2015

    We are running an office on a rented building to collect & distribute Zakath. Whether Zakath fund can be utilised to pay rent to this office? .. More

  • Giving Zakah in the form of specific items, not cash Date: 25-8-2015

    Assalammu Allaikum, There is a zakaat collecting organisation in our area (a big village) by way money and they are distributing the zakaat as follows (a) feeding student (not religious studies) with breakfast for poor or needy (b) scholarship expences for students other than religious knowledge (c) monthly subsidy to under priviledged families to procure.. More

  • No Zakah is due on goods except what is prepared for trade Date: 16-8-2015

    I bought a piece of land three years ago and did not have the intention to sell it, but later on I sold it. What is due on me now that I have received its price? .. More

  • Giving in charity out of fear of falling into sin: a Sharee'ah perspective Date: 16-8-2015

    My sins have recently multiplied so I came up with a way to avoid them. I wrote a pledge on myself and made Allaah a witness to that and put it in my pocket, and I carry it with me all the time. I mentioned all the sins that I might commit in it and promised to give $20 in charity for each sin that I commit. Since that day, I have not committed any.. More

  • The poor person is not asked how he spends Zakah Date: 16-8-2015

    I gave a sum of money from the Zakaah of my property to my maternal cousin. He is a low-level employee who is always in need of money. A short time ago, he inherited a small amount of money from his father. I was later informed that he used the money I had given him to buy tiles for the floor in his apartment as it was not covered with tiles. Has this.. More

  • Ruling on giving loans from Zakah Date: 16-8-2015

    When I intended to pay the Zakaah that is due on my property, a man I know asked me to loan him a sum of money to be able to buy a house for himself, provided that he would repay this sum in installments within no more than a year. I have great confidence in this man. Is it permissible to loan him out of my Zakaah with the intention of giving it to.. More

  • The woman’s reward if she fairly gives in charity from the house of her husband Date: 16-8-2015

    Does the wife have the right to give her family things from her house as a gift, without consulting her husband, knowing that it is he who paid for those things, no matter how cheap they might be? .. More

  • Ruling on giving Zakah of inherited estate to one of the heirs Date: 16-8-2015

    Is it permissible to give the Zakaah of the (inherited) crop to one of the heirs, given that he is unemployed and the estate has not yet been distributed among the heirs, nor is it known when they would do so? .. More

  • Does the “in the Cause of Allaah” category include paying Zakah for the purpose of Da‘wah? Date: 16-8-2015

    Is it permissible to give Zakaah of gold for Da‘wah (proselytization) activities like purchasing and distributing cassette tapes and booklets? .. More

  • The Zakah of shares depends upon your intention in sharing Date: 16-8-2015

    I bought shares in a hospital three years ago, and until now the share price has not changed. Is Zakaah due on this investment? In case it is, how much and when should I give it, knowing that I bought these shares with the intention to trade and make profits? .. More

  • Would the Zakah-giver become free from obligation if the one entrusted to convey it betrays the trust? Date: 16-8-2015

    I have a poor brother to whom I liked to give the Zakaah of my property. Out of keenness on his benefit, I sent the money to my eldest brother to buy a car for him (for my poor brother) to work with rather than spend the money in useless things. But my eldest brother took the money for himself and did not give it to my poor brother, even though he knew.. More

  • Guarantor may not pay the debt of one he guaranteed from his Zakah Date: 16-8-2015

    I acted as a guarantor for a man to buy a car, and ten years later I was informed that he had not paid what was due on him. Now he is insolvent and cannot pay his obligations. Could I pay on his behalf from the Zakaah of my property? .. More

  • Zakah of shares is based on their kind Date: 16-8-2015

    What is the ruling on the profits of shares and investment certificates, and their related Zakaah? .. More