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Zakat on Machinery

I am a clothes manufacturer and understand that I have to give Zakāt on the value of the clothes. However, do I have to give Zakāt on the value of the machines? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer There is no Zakāt on machinery unless a person trades in the buying and...

Zakat on money earmarked for house purchase

A person is in the process of purchasing a house but the contracts have not been exchanged and his date of Zakah has arrived. Will he need to give Zakah on the money he has earmarked for the house? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer Zakah is necessary on all the assets of...

Zakat on money owed to you

If a person owes me £100,000 due to a business transaction, however, he has not paid me yet. Do I have to give Zakat on this amount, and if so, can I delay the Zakat until I receive the money? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer Zakat is due on the money owed to you because...

Zakat on student loan

If a graduate has £10,000 and is also in a student loan debt of £27,000, is he required to pay Zakat on his assets? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer A person with a student loan should only deduct the amount that is due or the amount he plans to repay within the next...

Zakat Queries

Zakat Queries بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم (1) I was trying to calculate our Zakat obligation, we have land in Dubai, that is partially paid to the master developer, who are the owner, as we do not have physical possession of the land as it is not fully paid by us. We are...

Zakat on inheritance money

My father passed away yesterday. Today is the burial and also the date of my Zakat. The inheritance will be calculated and distributed after a few days. As I do not have possession of my share, do I have to backdate the Zakat when I get my share? بسم الله الرحمن...

Zakat on land for development

Is Zakat necessary on a land which I have purchased in the UK with the intention of developing the land via building offices and selling them thereafter? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer Zakat is necessary on land that is bought with the intention of resale, and this...

Zakat on loan with no hope of recovery

I understand Zakat is necessary on money loaned to others. However, if a person loses hope or has very little hope of recovering the money, is Zakat still due? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer If a creditor loses hope of recovery or has very little hope, Zakat is not...

Youth is a portion of sanity

What is the authenticity and meaning of the narration, “youth is a portion of insanity”? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer This narration which can also be translated as “youth is a branch of madness” has been transmitted from a long sermon of the Prophet ﷺ. The narration...