Do you Have to Pay Zakat on Money That you Set Aside for Your Janaza

Fatwa ID: 04144

Answered by: Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

 

Question:

Assalamualaikum.

Is zakah payable yearly on certain amounts of money set aside for one's own funeral and burial cost?

Jazakumullahu khairan.

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

Yes, Zakat must be paid on money that has been set aside for one’s funeral and burial costs.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

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