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 ...

Zakat Nisab

What is the quantum of nisab upon which zakat is to be paid? In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. Zakat is compulsory upon a person who possesses the quantum of nisab (i.e. 612.35 grams of silver or 8...

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...

Question on Zakat

If a man is in severe debt and does not possess a house even however he has a car in his name. He does not have a penny to his name as all that is left over form his earnings after taking out expenditure goes towards pay...

Zakat on Cheques

A person (A) gives another person (B) worth cheque for a large amount, yet person B has not yet cashed the cheque. A few weeks pass like this and zakat becomes due on both of them the question is who should pay zakat for...