Possessing unused commodities other than cash which equals nisaab

Q: What is the mas’alah if one does not possess cash to the amount of nisaab, but one possesses extra clothing and extra cutlery (that is not being used), which equals the nisaab amount, will sadaqatul fitr be waajib upon him?

A: Sadaqatul fitr will be waajib upon him.

تجب على حر مسلم مكلف مالك لنصاب أو قيمته … فارغ عن الدين وحاجته الأصلية وحوائج عياله والمعتبر فيها الكفاية لا التقدير وهي مسكنه وأثاثه وثيابه الخ (مراقي الفلاح مع حاشية الطحطاوى ص723, الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/360)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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