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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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Intending Zakaat for an unpaid loan

Nasihah (Advice): Seeking refuge from debt   Aaisha Radhiallahu Anha mentions that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam used to often seek refuge (with Allah) from debt and sin. I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, how often you seek refuge from debt!’ He said: ‘Whoever gets into debt speaks and lies, …

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Using Zakaat for paying staff

Nasihah (Advice): Every day a Muslim obeys Allah is a day of Eid   Shaikh Hasan Al-Basri Rahimahullah has said, “Every day in which Allah is not disobeyed is a day of Eid. Every day the believer spends in obedience, servitude, remembrance, and gratitude is a day of Eid.” (Lata’if …

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Sadaqatul Fitr

  Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) has stated,   “The fast remains suspended between the heavens and the earth until fitrah is discharged.” (Targheeb)     SADAQATUL FITR – Frequently Asked Questions   Q.What is the amount of Sadaqatul Fitr for this year, Ramadhaan/Shawwaal 1436 (2015)?   The recommended …

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Zakaat based bursaries

Question 1. I have 2 university going kids whom I take care of financially and I pay Zakaat Alhamdulillah. They have been offered Zakaat based bursaries, and I don’t feel comfortable hence the need for a Fatwa. I have purchased for my kids shares to the value of R 25 000. …

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Zakat on strong debts

Question   My father has sold a land to a person, say for ! million in 2010. The person has not paid the amount due yet. Does my father have to pay zakaat on that amount owed (Rs 1m) ? How much does he need to pay each year on …

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Interest based savings account

Question I have got some interest money from my saving bank accounts as well as from my father’s account.But Due to not practicing islam my father do not know how to use this interest money as well as i can not make him understand at this stage.What should i do? …

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