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...]

Is there Zakaat on this jewellery

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Date: Saturday , July 07, 2012   Question Some years ago, there were some riots in a certain place. The valuables from the house were placed elsewhere. Some were taken to the business, which was a big wholesale, for safekeeping and placed in a remote part of the safe. Included in these valuables which were taken to the business was some jewelry which originally belonged to the mother who has since passed away. … [Read more...]

Can Zakaat be given to a woman

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Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012   Question     Can Zakaat be given to a woman in iddat after being divorced? Her husband is also Zakaatable. JazakuAllah       Answer   Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. It will be permissible to give zakat to a lady who is in iddat on condition … [Read more...]

I have a land for my own use

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Date: Monday, June 18, 2012   Question     I have a land for my own use, but i'm staying in rental house, 1) it is neccessory to discharge zakaath for the land, 2)if i discharge the zakaath once it is enough for the lifetime or i have to discharge every year     Answer   Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum … [Read more...]

Minimam nisab level for Zakath

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Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012   Question   Minimam nisab level for Zakath to wajib is 525g of silver & 75g of gold, now my question is now in my country 1g of gold is 900Rs & 1g of silver is 18Rs. why is such a huge difference between the two quantities  for the requirement of Zakath now on what basis shoul we judge our nisab. I know a person who lives in his own house and his wife have some … [Read more...]

am I obliged to fulfil the niyyah

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Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012     Question       Assalaamu alaikum 1. I am expatriate doctor working in Saudi and did an extra duty during Hajj for which we get renumeration. I made a niyyah before the hajj that when (notif) I will this extra amount I would not take it and sponsor by it the Hajj of any other person who is unable to perform it. Now … [Read more...]