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Can Zakaat be given in kind to a Zakaat recipient?

  Nasihah (Advice): Do not criticize food   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam never criticized any food but if he liked it he would eat it and if he disliked it he would leave it. (Sahih Bukhari) ______________________________   Question and Answer:   Can food …

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Using Zakaat to clear a debt

  Nasihah (Advice): Seek refuge from debt   Sayyidatuna A’aisha Radhiyallahu Anha reports that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi often used to 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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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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FAQ’S Pertaining To Zakaat

  Q: Upon whom is Zakaat compulsory? A: Zakat is compulsory on every sane, mature Muslim who is the owner of Zakātable assets equivalent to the Nisaab value after the passing of a lunar year. Q: Who is regarded to have Nisaab? A: A person who has Zakātable assets equivalent …

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Do I have to own an asset for a whole year before paying Zakaat?

Nasihah (Advice): Zakaat on Trading Stock   Sayyiduna Samurah Bin Jundub Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ordered us to pay the Sadaqah (Zakaat) on whatever (stock) we intended for trade.” (Abu Dawood) ________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Aslm. I am confused about something regarding my zakaat. Say for purpose of explanation, …

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Zakat FAQs

by Mufti Faraz al-Mahmudi 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 …

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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:   My …

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Paying a minor’s school fees with Zakaat

Nasihah (Advice): The rights of a Muslim   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anha reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “A Muslim is a brother to a Muslim. He should neither deceive him, nor lie to him, nor disgrace him. Everything belonging to a Muslim is sacred for a Muslim; his honour, …

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