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July, 2011

  • 2 July

    Receiving wealth before one’s zakaat date

    Q: What is the mas’alah regarding a person who received some wealth prior to the completion of the zakaatable year? E.g. Zaid’s zakaatable year ends on the 1st of Ramadhaan. Few days before the 1st of Ramadhaan, he received a lump sum of R1, 000, 000 in inheritance. Will Zaid …

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  • 2 July

    Eating Intentionally after thinking one’s Fast has Broken

    Q: After eating forgetfully a fasting person intentionally ate assuming that his fast had already broken. Does the fast now become nullified? If so will Qadha as well as Kaffarah become Waajib or only Qadha? A: The fast will now become nullified. Only Qadha will be Waajib. (وإن أفطر خطأ) …

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  • 2 July

    Working out one’s zakaat date

    Q: When will zakaat be obligatory and how should one work out one’s zakaat date? A: When a person acquires wealth (upon which zakaat is compulsory) which equals the nisaab and the wealth remains with him for an entire lunar year from the first day he acquires this wealth, zakaat will …

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  • 2 July

    Eating Forgetfully while Fasting

    Q: If a person forgetfully eats while fasting does his fast break? A: The fast will not break by forgetfully eating or drinking. (إذا أكل الصائم أو شرب أو جامع) حال كونه (ناسيا) في الفرض والنفل (الدر المختار 2/394) إذا أكل الصائم أو شرب أو جامع ناسيا لم يفطر ولا …

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  • 2 July

    Zakaat on precious stones besides gold and silver

    Q: Is zakaat compulsory upon platinum, gems, rubies, diamonds, sapphires, etc? A: Zakaat is not compulsory on all precious stones besides gold and silver, unless they were purchased with the intention of resale. (لا زكاة في اللآلىء والجواهر ) وإن ساوت ألفا اتفاقا ( إلا أن يكون التجارة ) والأصل …

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