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July 2011

Q: Is zakaat waajib upon the medication which the doctor administers to his patients or dispenses to them?

This entry is part 35 of 39 in the series Zakaat Masaail

A: Zakaat is waajib upon the medication which the doctor administers to his patients or dispenses to them. (أو نية التجارة ) في العروض إما صريحا ولا بد من مقارنتها لعقد التجارة كما سيجيء أو دلالة بأن يشتري عينا بعرض التجارة (شامي 2/267) Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo […]

Q: If a person purchases raw material with the intention of manufacturing products to be sold, then will zakaat be waajib on such raw material?

This entry is part 36 of 39 in the series Zakaat Masaail

A: Since the raw material was purchased with the intention of manufacturing products to be sold, zakaat will be waajib. (أو نية التجارة ) في العروض إما صريحا ولا بد من مقارنتها لعقد التجارة كما سيجيء أو دلالة بأن يشتري عينا بعرض التجارة (شامي 2/267) Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim […]

Q: What is the shar’ee ruling regarding a debt that is owed to a person who has no hope of receiving the money?

This entry is part 37 of 39 in the series Zakaat Masaail

A: If the debtor blankly denies owing the creditor and there is no way to retrieve the money, then zakaat will not be waajib upon the debt. However, if he is unable to pay it due to financial constraints and wishes respite, then zakaat will be waajib on the debt. (فلا زكاة على مكاتب)…(ودين) كان […]

Q: Will zakaat be valid by offsetting the debt with the intention of zakaat?

This entry is part 31 of 39 in the series Zakaat Masaail

A: The zakaat will not be valid by merely offsetting the debt with the intention of Zakaat. However, if a person gives the debtor the money as zakaat and thereafter takes it back as a payment of his debt, Zakaat will be discharged. واعلم أن أداء الدين عن الدين والعين عن العين وعن الدين يجوز […]

Q: Is zakaat waajib on properties, flats, etc?

This entry is part 32 of 39 in the series Zakaat Masaail

A: Zakaat is not waajib on properties, etc. which are not purchased with the intention of resale. One will pay zakaat on the rent received. However, if the properties were purchased with the intention of resale, then zakaat will be waajib on the market value of the properties. ( ولا في ثياب البدن ) المحتاج […]