Giving zakat to a person who is in debt

Someone asked me that a friend of theirs was living in Dubai and was unemployed and during unemployment he tried to earn some money through commission and was caught. He was not allowed to work as a commission agent. He ...

Giving Sadaqah to family and relatives

Giving Sadaqah to family and relatives In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Answer The responsibility of the children to financially support their parents is based on two conditions 1)    One is financially...

Zakat on a plot of land

Zakat on a plot of land In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer If a person buys a plot or a piece of land then there are three possibilities. If he brought it for re-sale then he has to give...

Zakat issues

Zakat issues In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer The answer will be given under the following questions: • I have been paying Zakat for the last few years and my zakat payment date is Ram...

Zakat from prize bonds

Zakat from prize bonds In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer In an earlier fatwa I have written that prize bonds are impermissible. Zakat will be obligatory on the amount you paid for the b...

Zakah on debts

Zakah on debts In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.   Answer If one is Sahib Nisab (i.e. posses that amount which makes zakat obligatory) but also has debts outstanding.  At the end of the year h...