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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 …

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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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  • 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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