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Who can zakat be given to?

Who can zakat be given to Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Zakat can only be given to the rightful recipients of zakat. Allah Ta`ala says; { إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ...

Can I give zakat to my brothers and sisters?

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu, I got married last year on 25th July’15 and my wife has around 304grams of Gold ornaments which was given by her parents (Includes 16 grams of gold of Mahr). Am I eligible for Zakaat this year? If yes, please let me know...

Who is liable to pay zakat?

Who is liable to pay zakat? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Zakāh is fard on a person who owns nisab (minimum zakatable amount) for one year. The nisāb of Zakāh in gold is 87.479...

Alcohol in medicine

Assalaamu3alaykum wa Rahmatu-llaahi wa barakaatuhu I have a question regarding medicine barak Allaahu feekum. This question is for a sister in Deen. She is using medicine. She got medicine from the doctor for her cure When she came home she saw that one of the...

How to dispose of Islamic literature

Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to place Islamic literature/ papers which have quranic verses into a shredder machine Is it haraam to place once feet towards the quran? Jazakallah.   Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu...

Can I make a second jamaat?

I had a q – If ur entering masjid and last rakat of namaz is going on, but you know that a second jamat will take place (in back room of masjid etc)….so is it better to wait for second jamat or should a person join in last rakat of the first jamat? What is better to...