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July, 2011

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 20 July

    Zakaat on the Payout Received from an Insurance Company for the Previous Years

    Q: Is zakaat compulsory on the payout received from an insurance company for the previous years? A: Zakaat is compulsory on the payout received from the insurance company for the previous years. However, it should be known that it is only permissible for one to take back the amount he …

  • 20 July

    Using zakaat funds to purchase an item for a school

    Q: Will zakaat be fulfilled if it is used to purchase an item for a school? A: The zakaat will not be fulfilled unless a poor student is made the owner of the item. ويشترط أن يكون الصرف (تمليكا) لا إباحة كما مر (لا) يصرف (إلى بناء) نحو (مسجد) قال …

  • 20 July

    Using zakaat funds to purchase food hampers

    Q: Is it permissible to use zakaat funds to purchase hampers and feed the poor? Similarly, is it permissible to provide iftaar for the poor in the month of Ramadhaan using zakaat funds? A: It is permissible to use zakaat funds to feed the poor provided the requirement of tamleek is found. …

  • 20 July

    Building a Musjid with zakaat funds

    Q: Is it permissible to build Masaajid with zakaat funds? A: In order for one’s zakaat to be discharged, the basic requirement of tamleek is necessary i.e. to transfer ownership to someone who is eligible for zakaat. Since this requirement cannot be fulfilled in the case of the Musjid, zakaat …

  • 2 July

    Fasting for one Commencing a Journey in Ramadhaan

    Q: A person intends travelling during the course of the day and at the time of subah saadiq (when the fast commences) he is still in his hometown. Is it permissible for him not to fast for that day? A: Fasting is compulsory upon a person who at the time …

  • 2 July

    Cooking on an open fire whilst Fasting

    Q: What is the shar’ee ruling regarding a person who cooks on open fire? Will the smoke unintentionally inhaled whilst fasting nullify his fast? A: The smoke inhaled unintentionally whilst cooking will not nullify the fast. (أو دخل حلقه غبار أو ذباب أو دخان ) ولو ذاكرا استحسانا لعدم إمكان …

  • 2 July

    Zakaat of a waived debt for the previous years

    Q: If the creditor waives the debt of the debtor who purchased goods of trade from him, will the zakaat of the debt remain compulsory upon the creditor for the previous years? A: If the creditor waives the debt of a poor person, then since the poor person is a recipient of zakaat, …

  • 2 July

    Burning Lawbaan or any other Incense Sticks whilst Fasting

    Q: Is it permissible for a person whilst fasting to scent the musjid through burning lawbaan or any other incense sticks? A: It is makrooh for a fasting person to burn lawbaan or incense sticks in the musjid or anywhere else, due to the fear that he will inhale the …

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