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Discharging Zakaat to an ineligible recipient

Nasihah (Advice): Discharging charity to family members Sayyiduna Salmaan Bin Aaamir Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said: …“Giving charity to a poor person is charity, and (giving) to a relative is two things, charity and upholding ties of kinship.” (Musnad Ahmad) ________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Mr Abdullah, who …

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Zakaat Rules 1

Nasihah (Advice): Caution when giving Zakaat: Ramadhan, the month of fasting, is also the time when many Muslims calculate and discharge their Zakaat. One of the fundamentals of Zakaat is to discharge Zakaat to eligible recipients. It is the onus of the individual to verify the Zakaat eligibility of the …

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Zakaat FAQs Part 3

    Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to Zakaat (Part 3)   Zayn gave Ashraf his Zakaat to give to Jamaal but Ashraf gave Zayn’s Zakaat to Ali. Is Zayn’s Zakaat valid?   If Zayn appointed Ashraf as his representative to discharge his Zakaat to Jamaal but instead, Ashraf discharged it …

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Zakaat on a Property

Nasihah (Advice): Self-Contentment   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Riches does not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.” (Bukhari) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Aslmalkm, I purchased a property but I am still not sure if I am going …

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Is Zakaat Waajib on a minor child who possesses the Zakaat Nisaab?

  Nasihah (Advice): Be obedient to Allah and a dutiful servant to your master   Sayyiduna Abu Musa Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said, “A slave who worships  Allah well and discharges efficiently and faithfully the duties which are assigned to him by his master, will have …

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Paying Zakat on previously lost jewellery

  Nasihah (Advice): The real loss of family and property   Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhuma reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,“Whoever misses the ‘Asr Salaah (intentionally) then it is as if he lost his family and property.” (Bukhari)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   A woman lost …

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The Zakaat of an item that was stolen or lost

  Nasihah (Advice): Zakaat on stock-in-trade   Sayyiduna Samurah Bin Jundub Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to order us to pay the Sadaqah (Zakaat) on what (stock) we prepared (intended) for trade. (Abu Dawood)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   A person did not pay Zakaat …

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Zakaat on a re-invested pension fund

Nasihah (Advice): Refrain to your level best from seeking financial assistance   Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:“The upper hand is better than the lower hand. The upper hand is that of the giver and the lower hand is that of the beggar.” (Musnad Ahmad) …

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Using Zakaat for burial expenses

  Nasihah (Advice): Preparing food for the bereaved family of the deceased   Sayyidatuna Asmaa’ Bint Umais Radhiyallahu Anha mentions: When Ja’far (Radhiyallahu Anhu) was killed, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam went to his family and said: “The family of Ja’far (Radhiyallahu Anhu) are busy with the matter of their deceased, …

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Giving Zakaat to a person not designated by the donor

Nasihah (Advice): Do not trust a two-faced person   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “A person who is two-faced cannot be trusted.” (Musnad Ahmad)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Zayn gave Ashraf his Zakaat to give to Jamaal but Ashraf gave …

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