Some Rulings of Zakah


*  Heirs are Obliged to Pay Zakah Due on the Deceased from the Estate

*  Ruling on Zakah of Debts

*  Whatever is Designated for Trade, Including Books, is Liable for Zakah

*  Ruling on the Zakah of a Piece of Land Depends on the Intention behind Buying it

*  Islamic Ruling on Money Spent in Charitable Projects

*  Zakah on the Funds of Trade Unions and Charitable Societies

*  Belongings Meant for Keeping aren`t Liable for Zakah

*  It is Permissible to Give Zakah to a Student, with Conditions

*  Land Set for Sale is Liable for Zakat

*  Is Moving Zakat to another Country Permissible

*  It is Impermissible to Deduct Business Expenses from Zakah Money

Islamic Ruling on Giving Zakah to Married Sister

*  Ruling on Giving Zakat to One`s Debtor in Exchange for Debt

*  Ruling on Building an Orphanage from Zakat Funds

*  Zakah on Property of Investment Organizations

*  Pledging Money as Collateral doesn`t Discontinue the Hawl of Zakah

*  Ruling on Zakah of Dairy Cows

*  Giving Zakah on Trade Commodities in Kind or in Cash is Permissible

*  Encouraging People to Donate and Take Charitable Initiatives

*  Zakah on Severance Pay, Retirement and Savings Compensation

*  Adherence of Charitable Organization to Conditions of Donor

*  Keeping Property in an Unsuitable Place is an Act of Negligence

*  Zakat Due on Staff Savings in the Staff Provident Fund

*  Ruling on Paying for Children`s Education from Zakah Funds

*  Ruling on Disposing of Confiscated Funds Raised for the Poor and Needy

*  Who should Pay the Zakah of a Land`s Produce: the Farmer or the Owner?

*  Ruling on the Zakah of Interests

*  A Real Estate under Construction Pays the Zakah due on Tradeable Items

*  Giving Zakah to Persons not Entitled to it is Forbidden

*  Zakah on Deposited Funds

*  Ruling on Money Earned during Hawl

*  It is Permissible to Pay off Prisoner`s Due Debts from Zakah Funds

*  Ruling on Zakah of Debts

*  Consequences of Miscalculating Zakah

*  Ruling on Stipulating that Recipient of Zakah Spends it in a Certain Channel

*  The Jobless and the Unable to Afford Essentials are Eligible to Receive Zakah?

*  It is Permissible to Pay Zakah of Wealth before its Due Time

Islamic Ruling on Paying Expiation Money to Cancer Patients

*  Ruling on Investing Gratuity Funds and their Liability for Zakah

*  Paying Zakah in the Form of Benefits

*  Ruling on Zakat of Goods Purchased under Istisna` Contract

*  Ruling on Paying off a Deceased Person`s Debt from Zakat

*  Ruling on Zakat of Amounts Retained in Letters of Credit

*  Zakat on Wealth Earned from Salam Contract

*  Ruling on Zakat of a Presumptive Loan

*  It is Permissible to Pay Zakaah in Advance, but with Conditions

*  It is Permissible to Pay Zakah to Indebted Son with Conditions

*  Is Zakah Payable on the Kept Zakah Money?






























Summarized Fatawaa

An engineer has to work in a circuit system of a non-Islamic bank. What is the ruling on the income she receives from doing this job?

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
Necessity lies in fearing for one`s life, honor or mind, so the wage received for doing a forbidden job is equally forbidden. Kindly contact the Iftaa` Department to further clarify the nature of your work. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

Is my son who was breastfed one filling time by my aunt considered a brother to her children?

The baby who was suckled five sporadic times by a woman is considered a son/daughter of hers.

Are phone conversations between the two sexes permissible if for consultation, and within the limits of good manners?

Such act is impermissible since it renders hearts corrupt, and could lead to forbidden attachment. Allah, The Almighty, says: “and follow not the footsteps of the devil. “{Al-Baqarah/68}.

What is the ruling on someone who vowed to fast for two consecutive months, but failed to do so?

He is obliged to fulfill his vow by fasting for two consecutive months, but if he fails to do so then, it remains a debt on him until he either fulfills his vow, or dies. In case of his death, his guardian is supposed to fast on his behalf, or donate food from his estate in return for fasting, but if the guardian fails to do so then, it is all in the Hands of Allah.