Zakat on short and long term loans

I have mortgage for the home I am living with family, and also for the car I am driving for personal need. I have Nisab amount of gold. Should I take my mortgage instalment payment into account for Zakat calculation? Ple...

Zakat to a person in debt

Zakat to a person in debt In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer Allah (SWA) in the Holy Qur’an has said; “The sadaqat are only for the poor, the needy, those employed to collect these, thos...

Zakat to hospitals

Zakat to hospitals In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Answer Allah states in the Quran, “The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconcil...

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...