give it to charity

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Question   There is a tradition in india that.if someone is going out of the country they put imam-e-zamin on the right hand. Then, when the person leaves the country they will take out the amount ( it can be anything ) from the imam-e-zamin and give it to charity. Is there anything like this in Hadith. Can u please explain the above? Answer   Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most … [Read more...]

Can I give him zakaat to pay his rates

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Question A person is married and staying with his wife at his in-laws house.he does not own a house or car. He earns 3000.00 per month. He has to pay the rates for his in-laws house as part of the agreement for staying with them. The rates are 1000.00 per month.lights/water 700.00 per month.fone bill 300.00 per month.petrol for using his sons car 300.00 per month. The balance is not enough to maintain the household expenses.he has not been … [Read more...]

I have some interest money

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Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012   Question   I have a distant family member that recently got married. The boy and girl come from a very very poor background. They currently have very little finance to start there life, let alone purchase necessary things for the home. My question is as follows: I have some interest money, which I would like to get rid off. Can I, without the intention of getting any reward, … [Read more...]

can buy tickets from zakaat

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Question I am from living in Kuala Lumpur. There are  amany people come from India for madrasa donations. They buy expensive tickets.What money can be used for buying tickets. Whether they can buy tickets from zakaat money given to madrasa? Whether teachers of madrasa can eat the food bought for madrasa students.           Answer   Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most … [Read more...]

get a refund from SARS

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Question Many organisation grant Section 18A certificates which can be used to reduce ones tax liability with the South African Revenue Services (SAR)S and accordingly one would get a refund from SARS.  Is it permissible to use this money considering that one is receiving a benefit for Zakaat distributed or should this money be distributed to charity.   Answer   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most … [Read more...]

a question on zakah

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Date: Monday , July 02, 2012       Question I have been struggling to find the answer for a question on zakah which has been bothering since long. Simply put my question concerns that long term commercial loan that a businessman takes to run or expand his business activity. While deducting his liabilities from the total zaktable assets, how much should he deduct against his commercial loan? The entire loan? … [Read more...]