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July, 2011

  • 2 July

    Wealth Received before one’s Zakaat Date

    Q: What is the mas’alah regarding a person who received some wealth prior to the completion of the zakaatable year? E.g. Zaid’s zakaatable year ends on the 1st of Ramadhaan. Few days before the 1st of Ramadhaan, he received a lump sum of R1, 000, 000 in inheritance. Will Zaid …

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  • 2 July

    Eating Intentionally after thinking one’s Fast has Broken

    Q: After eating forgetfully a fasting person intentionally ate assuming that his fast had already broken. Does the fast now become nullified? If so will Qadha as well as Kaffarah become Waajib or only Qadha? A: The fast will now become nullified. Only Qadha will be Waajib. (وإن أفطر خطأ …

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  • 2 July

    When will zakaat be obligatory?

    Q: When will zakaat be obligatory? A: The first day a person acquires wealth (upon which zakaat is compulsory) which equals the nisaab and the wealth remains with him for an entire lunar year, zakaat will be waajib on that wealth. E.g. Zaid acquired R3, 000 (which is the nisaab amount) on …

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  • 2 July

    Eating Forgetfully whilst Fasting

    Q: If a person forgetfully eats whilst fasting does his fast break? A: The fast will not break by forgetfully eating or drinking. (إذا أكل الصائم أو شرب أو جامع) حال كونه (ناسيا) في الفرض والنفل (در المختار ج2 ص394) (إذا أكل الصائم أو شرب أو جامع ناسيا لم يفطر …

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  • 2 July

    Zakaat on Platinum, Gems, Rubies, Diamonds, Sapphires, etc.

    Q: Is zakaat waajib upon platinum, gems, rubies, diamonds, sapphires, etc? A: Zakaat is not waajib on all precious stones besides gold and silver unless they were purchased with the intention of resale. (لا زكاة في اللآلىء والجواهر ) وإن ساوت ألفا اتفاقا ( إلا أن يكون التجارة ) والأصل …

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