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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)

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. Can a person build a house and give it as Zakaat to a Zakaat recipient?

 

  1. It is permissible to build a house and give it with the intention of Zakaat to an eligible recipient of Zakaat. (Ahsanul Fataawa 4/300) In doing so, the market value should be realised in calculating a persons discharged amount of Zakaat.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

 

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

 

(Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh) 

 

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