Is Zakah Given on an Inherited House?

Fatwa ID: 03939

Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh



Is an 'inherited' house considered a zakatable asset?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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


Property is not considered Zakatable asset as it is not growing. However, Zakat can be applied if the property is being monetized through sale or rent.

In other words, there is no Zakat on an inherited house unless the house is sold or rented out, only then Zakat will be applicable on the money once it is received. This provided the amount received from the fixed rent or sale reaches the Nisab threshold and a lunar year passes over it.[1]


Only Allah knows best

Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Al-Binayah Sharh al-Hidayah of Imām al-Ayni Vol.3 p.303, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah Edition



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