I want to ask a question regarding zakat

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Date: Sunday, May 22, 2011

Category

Zakaat

Title

I want to ask a question regarding zakat

Question

I want to ask a question regarding zakat. I am separated from my husband and i have two daughters both of them are studying they are recieving student allowance from the government approx. $400 per month each. I pay rent for the house 1000 per month. And i am recieving pension from the government $740 per month. Do i have to pay zakat on whatever i am saving under this circumstances?

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

Zakat is not compulsory on you.

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

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