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Zakaat FAQs Part 3

    Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to Zakaat (Part 3)   Zayn gave Ashraf his Zakaat to give to Jamaal but Ashraf gave Zayn’s Zakaat to Ali. Is Zayn’s Zakaat valid?   If Zayn appointed Ashraf as his representative to discharge his Zakaat to Jamaal but instead, Ashraf discharged it …

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Zakaah Faqs Part 2

Frequently asked Questions pertaining to Zakaat (Part 2)   When we give Zakaat to our relatives is it essential to inform them that it is from the Zakaat money? Because when we inform them they are reluctant to take it. Hence please explain.   It is not necessary to inform …

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Zakat FAQs

by Mufti Faraz al-Mahmudi Q: Upon whom is Zakāt compulsory? A: Zakat is compulsory on every sane, mature Muslim who is owner of Zakātable assets equivalent to the Nisab after a passing of a lunar year.   Q: Who is regarded to have nisab? A: A person who has Zakātable …

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Zakaat on a Property

Nasihah (Advice): Self-Contentment   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Riches does not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.” (Bukhari) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Aslmalkm, I purchased a property but I am still not sure if I am going …

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Is Zakaat Waajib on a minor child who possesses the Zakaat Nisaab?

  Nasihah (Advice): Be obedient to Allah and a dutiful servant to your master   Sayyiduna Abu Musa Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said, “A slave who worships  Allah well and discharges efficiently and faithfully the duties which are assigned to him by his master, will have …

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The Zakaat on items no longer in one’s possession

Nasihah (Advice): Aspire to be one of two people   Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Masood Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “There is no jealousy (if it were permitted) except in two: a person whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and a …

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Paying Zakat on previously lost jewellery

  Nasihah (Advice): The real loss of family and property   Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhuma reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,“Whoever misses the ‘Asr Salaah (intentionally) then it is as if he lost his family and property.” (Bukhari)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   A woman lost …

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The Zakaat of an item that was stolen or lost

  Nasihah (Advice): Zakaat on stock-in-trade   Sayyiduna Samurah Bin Jundub Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to order us to pay the Sadaqah (Zakaat) on what (stock) we prepared (intended) for trade. (Abu Dawood)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   A person did not pay Zakaat …

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Zakaat on a re-invested pension fund

Nasihah (Advice): Refrain to your level best from seeking financial assistance   Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:“The upper hand is better than the lower hand. The upper hand is that of the giver and the lower hand is that of the beggar.” (Musnad Ahmad) …

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