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July, 2011

  • 20 July

    Giving Zakaat to a Poor Child

    Q: Will zakaat be discharged by giving it to a poor child? A: If the child’s father is wealthy then the zakaat will not be discharged by giving it to him. However, if the child’s father is poor or the child is a poor orphan then through giving him the …

  • 20 July

    Zakaat on a house or car purchased for resale but in the person’s use

    Q: A person purchased a car or house with the intention of resale. Since he does not have any other mode of transport or residence, he is using the purchased car or house till he finds a buyer. Will zakaat be fardh upon the house and car? A: In principle …

  • 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 …

  • 20 July

    Zakaat on Collaterals

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

  • 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 …

  • 20 July

    Those people not eligible to receive zakaat

    Q: Which people are not eligible to receive zakaat? A: The following people are not eligible to receive 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 …

  • 20 July

    Giving zakaat to a person one mistakenly regarded as eligible for zakaat

    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 for …

  • 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 …

  • 20 July

    Zakaat given under the Pretext of a Gift or a 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 …

  • 20 July

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

    Q: Is zakaat waajib 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 waajib on …

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