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Zakaat on pension fund withdrawal

    Question   i intend leaving my employer at the end of the year for another employment, inshAllah.  How do I calculate my pension fund withdrawal. I have been working at my current employer for 4.5 years. Should i calculate 2.5% on my withdrawal amount or should i work …

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Zakaat on pension fund withdrawal

Question   I intend leaving my employer at the end of the year for another employment, inshAllah.  How do I calculate my pension fund withdrawal. I have been working at my current employer for 4.5 years. Should i calculate 2.5% on my withdrawal amount or should i work out the …

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Zakaah recipient

Question:   Is it permissible to discharge zakaah by paying off a person’s debt? So in other words,  the actual recipient will not become the owner of the zakaah,  neither will they know that their debt is being settled.   I am concerned that if the monies are given directly …

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Zakaat Q&A

Question and Answer: Q. I have a diamond necklace which my husband gave me as a gift. Do I have to pay Zakaat on it ?   (Question published as received)       A. No. There is no Zakaat on precious stones or metals besides gold and silver unless they …

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Zakaat on a diamond necklace

Nasihah (Advice): In many instances, engaging in unnecessary speech results in making inappropriate statements which a person later regrets. Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Mas’oud (Radiyallahu Anhu) used to say: “I caution you about speaking unnecessarily. A person has already said enough by restricting his speech to necessity.” (Ihyaa’, Vol: 2, Pg: 212) ____________________________________________________ …

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Zakaat on Property Investments

  Notice: The Jamiatul Ulama KZN cautions the Muslim Community to be wary of many unscrupulous individuals / organisations that take advantage of the Muslim Community’s generosity especially at this time of the year. Kindly ensure that the organization you are contributing towards or entrusting your funds for distribution is bonafide …

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Zakaat on wealth not held for an entire year

Nasihah (Advice): The five important lessons that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) gave to Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu):   a) Abstain from that which is prohibited, you will be considered to have worshipped Allah the most, b) Be content with what Allah has decreed for you, you will be most content, …

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Discharging Zakaat to Shias?

Nasihah: Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There is a polish for everything, the polish for the heart is the Zikr of Allah” (Kanzul Ummal) ____________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Q. Can Zakaat be given to Shia families?   (Query published …

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Accepting meals from a Zakaat recipient?

Question and Answer: Q. Is it permissible for a person who is giving ZAKAT for the marriage of a girl to attend the dinner at the girls wedding ?     (Query published as received)   A.  Yes. It is permissible. Once Zakaat funds have been given to eligible recipients …

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Zakat FAQs

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 assets equivalent to or more …

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