Discharging zakaat in advance

Q: Can I give zakat in advance and calcule it for next year?


A: If zakaat is waajib upon you and you wish to discharge the zakaat of the coming year in advance (after discharging the zakaat of the present year), it will be permissible provided at the time of discharging one makes the niyyah of the zakaat being for the following year.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

( ولو عجل ذو نصاب ) زكاته ( لسنين أو لنصب صح ) لوجود السبب ( الدر المختار 2/293, نور الإيضاح ص154)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)