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July, 2011

  • 20 July

    Discharging Zakaat of the previous years

    Q: What is the Shar’ee ruling regarding a person who did not discharge the zakaat of his jewellery, wealth and stock in trade for many years? How should he discharge the zakaat of the previous years? A:  It is compulsory upon one to discharge the zakaat during the year the …

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  • 20 July

    Zakaat on Collaterals

    Q: Zaid took a loan from Bakr. Bakr demanded a certain amount of cash and jewellery as collateral for the loan. Zaid paid back the loan after three years. Does Zaid have to pay zakaat on the collateral and jewellery for the previous years? A: Zakaat is not waajib upon …

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  • 20 July

    Zakaat on Goods which one has not yet Received

    Q: Zaid purchased a consignment of goods from Pakistan with the intention of resale. The goods were thereafter shipped to South Africa. The shipment has not yet reached the port of South Africa and Zaid’s zakaatable year ended. Will Zaid have to pay zakaat upon these goods which he has …

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  • 20 July

    Those not eligible to receive zakaat

    Q: Which people are not eligible for zakaat? A: The following people are not eligible for zakaat: A non-Muslim A Sayyid (descendent of Nabi Alaihis salaam’s family i.e. the Banu Haashim) even if he is poor. (The Banu Haashim include the descendents of either ‘Abbaas, Ali, Jafar, Aqeel or Haarith …

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  • 20 July

    Giving Zakaat to a person one mistakenly regarded as Eligible

    Q: A person gave zakaat to a muslim whom he regarded to be eligible for zakaat. However, after giving him the zakaat he discovered that he was unworthy of zakaat. Is the zakaat discharged? A: If a person discharged the zakaat to a muslim whom he regarded to be eligible …

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