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July, 2011

  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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