My friend borrowed some monies from me

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Ref no: 0401#

Date: Tuesday , October 4, 2011

 

Category

Zakaat

Title

 

My friend borrowed some monies from me and is unable to repay me

 

Question

 

My friend borrowed some monies from me and is unable to repay me. Will it be permissible for me to offset the debt due to me with the Zakaat which I have to pay?

 

Answer

 

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

 

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

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

 

By offsetting the debt, the Zakaat will not be discharged.

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

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