Destroying Zakat Wealth

Is there any difference in Zakat between halaaq and istihlaaq? Then if after the Shar’ee year somebody have 10000 rands. His zakate will be 250 rands. But before he give his zakate, he spend all 10000 rands (ex : h...

To avoid zakaat through heelah

To avoid zakaat through heelah In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer If a person gives his wealth (in order to escape Zakaat) as a gift to someone before Zakaat becomes wajib upon him, then...

Zakat on Maintenance grant

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer Zakat is compulsory upon a person who possesses the quantum of nisab (i.e. 612.35 grams of silver or 87.47 grams of gold or currency, wealth equivalent...

Zakat on student loans

Zakat on student loans In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer There are two possible situations of whether you will deduct the amount of the student loan or not in calculating the zakat: As ...

What is the Nisab of Zakat?

Question What is the quantum of nisab upon which zakat is to be paid?   بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful     Answer: Zakat is compulsory upon a ...

Zakat on Investment property

If someone has a property which was bought with the intention of Long term investment and the value of the property kept bouncing from low to high all these years then does zakat apply and how should one calculate zakat ...

Giving Zakat to prisoners

What’s the ruling on giving prisoner’s zakaat? Does it matter if they’re looked after as in a british prison, or otherwise, as in Guantanamo for e.g., or where they’re not fed properly, tortured etc? Do...

Can a person give zakat to his mother in law?

Can a person give zakat to his mother in law and if yes, can he give her items rather than cash? e.g fridge or microwave etc In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. Answer Allah states in the Quran, “The...