Zakaat of previous years

Q: My salary is 6500 qatari riyals among which I keep 2000 and the rest I give to my mother. From this 2000 in my bank I have around 24000 qatari riyals till now and I am working from 3 years. So should I pay zakaat and how to calculate it? I am 21 now and I never paid before but I realize I must make sure my money is paak and halaal. Please guide me.


A: To the best of your ability try to remember the first time you possessed the zakaat nisaab after you became baaligh, then for each year thereafter discharge two and half percent of the wealth you had in your possession. You should also sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for delaying in discharging the obligation of zakaat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)