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This answer was collected from Albalagh.net, which is an Islamic site with Q&A and articles authored by many world renowned scholars from the Muslim world. Many of Mufti Taqi Uthmani’s fatawa in English are found exclusively on this site.

Giving Zakat to Descendents of Prophet Muhammad

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Giving Zakat to Descendents of Prophet Muhammad By Mufti Ebrahim DesaiPosted: 10 Shawwal 1423, 15 December 2002 Q.) Can we give zakat to syeds? [Nasir Shah] A.) Sayyidna Abu Hurayra, Radi-Allahu anhu, narrates that once Hassan, Radi-Allahu anhu, took hold of a few dates of Sadaqah and was about to eat it. Nabi took it… read more »

Claiming Tax Deduction for Zakat Payments

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Claiming Tax Deduction for Zakat Payments By Mufti Muhammad KadwaPosted: 6 Sha’ban 1423, 13 October 2002 CHECKED AND APPROVED: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Q.) In North America I have seen many people when they give Zakat money to some Islamic Organization then they ask for the receipt of that amount and submit that receipt with their… read more »

Period of Zawal

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Period of Zawal By Mufti Ebrahim DesaiPosted: 3 Jamad-ul-Awwal 1423, 14 July 2002 Q.) It is said that recitation of Qur’an and prayers are not allowed during “Zawal” time. What is this and how can one determine this period? A.) It is prohibited to perform any Salat, Fardh or Nafl during Zawal. It is not… read more »

Paying Staff Fee From Zakat At a Hospital

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Paying Staff Fee From Zakat At a Hospital By Mufti Ebrahim DesaiPosted: 2 Zul-Qa’dah 1423, 5 January 2003 Q.) At the Civil Hosptal Karachi the burns department is being extended. The department is being supported by a Burns Care Society, which collects donations to run the department. Now the secretary of the burns care society… read more »

Zakat on Stock Market Losses

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Zakat on Stock Market Losses By Mufti Ebrahim DesaiPosted: 27 Sha’ban 1423, 3 November 2002 Q.) I was in America 2 years ago. I invested $ 30,000 in stocks in America. Now because of poor stock market, this stock is valued at less than $5,000. Is zakat due on this 5000? Do I have to… read more »

Paying Zakat to Syeds

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Paying Zakat to Syeds By Mufti Ebrahim DesaiPosted: 3 Jamad-ul-Awwal 1423, 14 July 2002 Q.) In India we have many people who claim to be Syeds (descendants of Rasulullah ). Many of them are very poor and we would like to give them our zakat money. However if they are syeds can we give it… read more »

Zakat Payment in Advance in Shafii Madhab

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Zakat Payment in Advance in Shafii Madhab By Shaykh Taha KaraanPosted: 5 Zul-Qa’dah 1422, 19 January 2002 Dar al-‘Ulum al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah Cape Town South Africa Q.) I am a Shafii follower. In my country we have the scheme to pay zakat for our monthly salary (working with government). According to Shafii school of teaching, do… read more »

Zakat on Plot of Land

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Zakat on Plot of Land By Mufti Ebrahim DesaiPosted: 18 Safar 1424, 20 April 2003 Q.) I bought a plot last year with intention of keeping and building a house on it. That’s why I did not pay Zakat on it last Ramadan. Now, I got a good offer, so I sold it. Do I… read more »

Zakat Questions

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Zakat Questions By Mufti Ebrahim DesaiPosted: 19 Ramadan 1423, 24 November 2002 Zakat On Income From Sale of Property Q.) I always calculated zakat on my total asset at the beginning of Ramadan every year. I paid zakat even when the asset was in my possession for less than a year. Keeping this in mind… read more »

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