Upon whom is zakaat compulsory?

Q: Upon whom is zakaat compulsory?

A: Zakaat is compulsory upon every muslim, baaligh, sane, free person who possesses the nisaab amount for an entire lunar year.

وشرط افتراضها عقل وبلوغ وإسلام وحرية … وسببه أي سبب افتراضها ملك نصاب حولى نسبة للحول لحولانه عليه، قال الشامي تحت قوله نسبة للحول: أي الحول القمري لا الشمس اهـ (الدر المختار 2/258)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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