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July, 2011

  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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. …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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