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[Q-ID0386] Do I pay zakaat on my children’s savings and jewellery?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, do I pay Zakaat on the savings and jewellery belonging to my children? They are 5 and 8 years old. Questioner: A sister from UK ANSWER: Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakātuhu There are conditions for Zakaat to become…

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[Q-ID0286] Who has to pay Sadaqah tul Fitr and at what age?

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QUESTION: What is the verdict of the Learned Scholars of the Sacred Shar’īah regarding the following issue; upon whom is Sadaqat al-Fitr wājib (necessary) and at what age does it become necessary? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim who possesses…

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[Q-ID0207] I’ve not paid Zakah for many years, how shall I pay now?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftīs of the mighty Sharī’ah say regarding this case that after bulūgh I did not deliver several years of zakāh, what is the method of paying this Zakāh now? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب It is necessary upon you that you…

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[Q-ID0185] Do I pay Zakah on money I have lent to someone?

QUESTION: I have lent some family members some money, for example say £6000. I have not asked for any of this money back and told them to pay me when they can. Do I still have to pay zakat on this even though I have lent it? ANSWER: When the money is paid back to…

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[Q-ID0068] What is the Nisab & how do we calculate Zakah?

QUESTION: Please explain to me what the Nisaab is and how to calculate Zakah. ANSWER: Nisāb is the minimum amount of wealth upon which Zakah becomes necessary. It is the threshold above which a person is deemed as ‘Sahib-e-Nisāb’. The Nisāb (threshold) set by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) is 20 Mithqāl…

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[Q-ID0067] Who are the recipients of Zakah?

QUESTION: Who should I give my zakat to? ANSWER: It is in Bahār-e-Shari’ah: There are seven types of people who can accept Zakāh 1. Faqīr – poor person – whose wealth and possession does not reach the Nisāb level. 2. Miskīn - a beggar who does not possess any wealth. 3. ‘Āmil – a person designated by…

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[Q-ID0050] How shall I calculate Zakah on my gold?

QUESTION: When calculating Zakah, how should it be calculated? For example I got married last year in September and was given 22 tollay of gold. 1. Do I calculate Zakah on the gold from the time of receiving it? 2. Do I pay Zakah on all the gold or just on that which is above…

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