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Bequest for future Zakaat

Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah’s Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam fasting in the Month of Sha’baan


Sayyidatuna Aaisha Radiyallahu Anha says: “The Messenger of Allah did not fast any month more than Shaban; he used to fast (all of) it, or most of it.” (Musnad Ahmad)



Question and Answer:


  1. My Zakaat date falls in Ramadaan. If I pass away the same year before Ramadaan, do I have to mention it in my will?


(Question published as received) 


  1. Zakaat is payable on the maturity of one’s Zakaatable year.


Hence, if one’s Zakaat date occurs within the month of Ramadaan and one passes away before the month of Ramadaan occurs, one will not be responsible for paying or recording the Zakaat for that year in one’s Last Will and Testament as the Zakaat for that year is not due as yet.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 


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