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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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Using Zakaat for burial expenses

  Nasihah (Advice): Preparing food for the bereaved family of the deceased   Sayyidatuna Asmaa’ Bint Umais Radhiyallahu Anha mentions: When Ja’far (Radhiyallahu Anhu) was killed, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam went to his family and said: “The family of Ja’far (Radhiyallahu Anhu) are busy with the matter of their deceased, …

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Giving Zakaat to a person not designated by the donor

Nasihah (Advice): Do not trust a two-faced person   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “A person who is two-faced cannot be trusted.” (Musnad Ahmad)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Zayn gave Ashraf his Zakaat to give to Jamaal but Ashraf gave …

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Sadaqatul Fitr – Q & A

Q. What is the status of Sadaqatul Fitr, Waajib, Sunnah etc.? A. Sadaqatul Fitr is Waajib (Fataawa Hindiyyah) Q. On whom is Sadaqatul Fitr Waajib (compulsory)? A. Sadaqatul Fitr is Waajib on every Muslim who has the value of Nisaab on the day of Eid after subtracting debts. Q. I …

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Building a house and giving it as Zakaat

Nasihah (Advice): Advanced payment of Zakaat   Sayyiduna Ali Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas Radhiyallahu Anhu asked Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam about paying his charity (Zakat) in advance before its time is due. He permitted him to do that.”(Daarimi) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Can a person …

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Can I give zakat before my zakat date

Question My friend is in need of some money and he is eligible for zakat, can I give him my zakat before my zakat date. My zakat date is on 26 September. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 1)     Zakat …

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Zakaat to relatives

Nasihah (Advice): Giving charity to ones relatives   Sayyiduna Salmaan Ibn Aamir Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Giving charity to a poor person is charity, and (giving) to a relative is two things, charity and upholding the ties of kinship.” (Nasaai) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   …

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Mixing debt with Zakaat

  Nasihah (Advice): Debts – Respite   Sayyiduna Buraidah Aslami Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Whoever gives respite to one in difficulty, he will have (the reward of) an act of charity for each day. Whoever gives him respite after payment becomes due, he will have …

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Can I give zakat to a person who buys expensive clothing?

Question I would like to know if i can give zakat to someone who buys expensive clothes, mobile phones shoes and other items? I also have doubts about the person who we give zakat to because ive seen her wear gold jewellery but my husband don’t have doubts because he …

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