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July, 2011

  • 2 July

    Zakaat on Gold and Silver

    Q: How will zakaat be paid on gold and silver? Similarly will one take the workmanship in consideration when calculating one’s zakaat on gold and silver jewellery? A: If a person possesses that amount of gold or silver which equals the nisaab i.e. 87,479g of gold or 612,36g of silver, …

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  • 2 July

    Nisaab amount of Gold and Silver

    Q: What is the nisaab amount of gold and silver? A: If a person possesses gold to the weight of 87,48g or silver to the weight of 612,36g, then zakaat will be fardh. نصاب الذهب عشرون مثقالا والفضة مئتا درهم كل عشرة دراهم وزن سبعة مثاقيل (الدر المختار 2/295) ليس …

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  • 2 July

    Not Fasting during the Month of Ramadhaan without a Valid Excuse

    Q: What is the ruling regarding the person who does not fast during the month of Ramadhaan without a valid excuse and eats openly? A: Fasting in the month of Ramadhaan is a great obligation and a salient feature of Islam. To openly eat and drink during the month of …

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  • 2 July

    Using Eye-drops, Ear-drops and Nose-drops while Fasting

    Q: Is it permissible to use eye-drops, ear-drops and nose-drops while fasting and will this nullify the fast? A: It is permissible to use eye-drops while fasting. The fast will not be nullified. However, using ear-drops and nose-drops while fasting is impermissible and will nullify the fast. (أو ادهن أو …

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  • 2 July

    Wealth decreasing before the zakaat date

    Q: What is the mas’alah regarding a person whose wealth decreased before the zakaat date? E.g. Bakr possessed R1, 000, 000 throughout the year. Just before the end of his zakaatable year i.e. 1st of Ramadhaan, he suffered a loss of R900, 000 in his business. Will Bakr now have …

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