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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, c) Be good to your neighbour, your will be a true Mu’min, d) Love for others what you love for yourself, you will be a true Muslim e) Do not laugh excessively, for excessive laughter erodes one’s spirituality. (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 2305)



Question and Answer:

Q. Zakaat has been due to me in Ramadaan. I have been giving Zakaat on R 20 000.One month ago i have recieved R10 000. How much should I pay this year in Ramadaan.


(Query published as received)


A. If you already possess the Nisaab amount, the amount you receive during the year will be added to your wealth subject to Zakaat even though one complete year has not yet passed on the recently received funds. Therefore, if you possessed R20 000 from last Ramadaan and you now received another R10 000 and you have this amount in your possession on the due date of Zakaat, you will pay Zakaat on R30 000. (Tabyinul Haqa’iq, Vol: 1, Pg: 272)



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Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed



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