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July, 2011

  • 20 July

    Using zakaat funds to pay a poor person’s municipal account

    Q: Will zakaat be discharged by paying a poor person’s light or water account? A: The fundamental requirement in the discharging of zakaat is the aspect of Tamleek i.e. to transfer ownership of the wealth to the recipient of zakaat. In the case where one pays the water or light …

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  • 20 July

    Presenting Zakaat as a Gift or Loan

    Q: Will the zakaat be fulfilled if it is given under the pretext of a gift or a loan? A: If the person gave the wealth to the poor person under the pretext of a gift or a loan, but had the intention of discharging his zakaat, the zakaat will …

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  • 20 July

    Zakaat on the payout received from a provident fund, pension fund or retirement fund

    Q: Is zakaat fardh on the payout received from a provident-fund, pension-fund or retirement-fund? A: If the employee willfully invests his money in the fund or commanded the company to invest it on his behalf or consented to the investment, then in all these situations zakaat will be fardh on …

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  • 20 July

    Zakaat on Life Insurance

    Q: Is zakaat fardh upon life insurance which matures after the death of the policy holder? A: Zakaat is not fardh upon wealth received from the insurance company after the demise of the policy holder. However, if the wealth was received during his lifetime, then he is obligated to pay …

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  • 20 July

    Zakaat on a person who cancels his intention of resale

    Q: A person purchased an item for resale purposes but thereafter cancelled his intention. After some time, he decided to once again sell the item. Will zakaat be fardh on the item? A: Zakaat will not be fardh upon the item. However, zakaat will be fardh upon the money received after …

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