Zakat on investments and giving it in advance

I have invested in a business as a partner in a company. I put money into the company few months ago, I am going to be taking out zakaat in the month of Ramadan, however I will not find out if we have made profit or loss...

Zakat on white gold

Zakat on white gold In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer The overpowering metal determines zakat on mixed articles.  Hence, if the gold is more than 50% of the total article, zakat will be...

Advice on Zakat

Each year I distribute my zakat to those who come knocking on my door, or attend the mosque collecting for so and so Country. However, I am always concerned that my zakat hasn’t been discharged and not being utilised as ...

Is Zakat obligatory on a female widow?

My mother is a widow, and she has gold beyond nisab. Is it due on her to pay zakat on gold, being a widow? In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer Zakat is compulsory upon a person who posses...

Zakat to a Debtor

Zakat to a debtor In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer Allah states in the Qur’an, “The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to ...

Zakat on money saved to buy a house

Zakat on money saved to buy a house 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...

Zakat on money waiting to receive

Zakat on money waiting to receive In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer One of the conditions for zakat to be compulsory is that the money has to be in one’s own possession. Zakat is not co...

Zakat to a charitable organisation

There is a non-profit charitable Community Organisation.  They are designing an Islamic Cultural Centre project in the city whose details, according to their Articles of Association, are as follows.  Can I pay Zakat to t...