659 fatwas

  • Not permissible to delay Zakah payment for sister's future marriage Date: 12-2-2015

    Assalamualaikum, We a have case in our family for which Fatwa is required. A father had left behind 2 waives. Children of 1st wife are grown up and earning. Children of 2nd wife (2 son &1 daughter ) are studying. At present Children of 1st wife are taking care of the expenses of their fathers 2nd wife and their children. As in India lot of money.. More

  • Debt not deducted from assets liable to Zakah Date: 10-1-2015

    I did sign a contract to buy an appartment. I am going to pay instalment every 3 months for 4 years and I gave the company dated checks to cover all the payment. The appartment is not built yet and the company is going to hand over the appartment to me after 4 years accourding to the contract. I have no intention to sell this appartment. My question.. More

  • Helping a charity organization that commits prohibited acts Date: 21-12-2014

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahumatullahi Wa Barakathu, Could you please give some advice on following, helping a charity organization that calls itself 'Islamic' yet promotes cultural events, music, singing,dancing, free mixing at it's events, such as Annual general meeting, Islamic talks, Eid Gahs & Iftars.. Unfortunately, when advice is to the organizations'.. More

  • Being in debt does not forbid giving charity to relatives Date: 26-11-2014

    As Salaamu alaykum My husband's niece is getting married and her father asked my husband for financial assistance because the economical situation in our country (Middle-East) is very bad. I do not feel like we should help them because we have debts to pay. What is the right thing to do from the Islamic point of view? Jazaka Allah khairn .. More

  • A schizophrenic's wealth is liable for Zakah Date: 27-10-2014

    as Salam alaikum my question is my wife is schizophrenia patient she don't understand about zakat at all. What is the ruling on her is it my responsibility to pay zakat or my wife responsibility. .. More

  • Ruling on taking part in the 'ice bucket challenge' Date: 20-9-2014

    Assalamu Alaikum Is it permissible to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge? The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It was seen in social.. More

  • Ruling on selling gem-studded gold jewelry Date: 25-8-2014

    My question is regarding the zakat on gold ornaments. I am aware of its calculations etc but I want to clarify whether zakat is due on stone ornaments - both on ornaments that have precious stones like pearls, diamonds, coral etc or on imitation stones like the American diamond, imitation pearls etc. When we go to the jeweller to sell our old ornaments.. More

  • Paying Zakah on rented gold Date: 25-8-2014

    I have handed over a certain quantity of gold to a jeweller friend who in turn pays me rental value of my gold stock price of a masha (less than a gram) against one tola (12 grams) on monthly basis. The amount earned from there is being spent on my children education. Is zakat due on earned amount or to be paid on complete gold deposit. .. More

  • Ruling on giving charity to someone who sells alcohol Date: 23-8-2014

    Assalamu'alaykum,My neighbour is an owner of a liqour store. His liqour store was burned in a fire and he is unable to do his business. It is permissible for me to donate some money to him to ease his burden? .. More

  • Paying Zakah in installments Date: 27-7-2014

    i pay zakat every week 1, 2, 1, riyal like this. because after ramadhan it will be amount so mind will not allow to give. now in this way i give whole year 1, 2, 1, rial 9BY NIAT ZAKAT)and deop in the charity box because no zakat box in any place. now my zakat will be ok. or not. my salam to u all. pls. reply md. ali, qatar. .. More

  • Intending to give charity does not render it obligatory Date: 24-7-2014

    As salaamu alaykum I pleged some money with the intention of sadaqah for the people of bilaad ash shaam but later realised i had some kaffarah to pay, is it permissible for me to pay the sadaqah with the additional intention of kaffarah? (I am follow the school of fiqh of Imaam Ahmad if it helps). JazakAllahu Khairan .. More

  • The landlord should pay Zakah for money he receives as advance rent Date: 21-7-2014

    Assalaamu alaikum wb, Ramdan Mubark to all our sisters and brothers, in reference to the above title I would be very happy to receive your valuable comments. One of our brother and his family staying on rent house also they pay every month rent for the same house, here he has paid some amount as advance on initial stage ( time of registration) kindly.. 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

  • Ruling on giving zakah to workers Date: 15-6-2014

    What is the ruling on giving zakah to workers who work for me? Please, could you answer me even if its time has passed? .. More

  • Inexcusable delay of zakat-ul-Fitr is impermissible Date: 15-6-2014

    A friend of mine asked me over the phone to pay a sum of money as zakat-ul-Fitr on her behalf. I wanted to send the money to some other country as I know that there are many people who are in need there. She insisted that I would do so, and I promised to do this on her behalf and even told her that she was no longer liable for the money. However, I.. More