I purchased a plot worth Rs.2 lakhs in installments. I have already paid 1 lakh and remaining is due which I shall pay in installments in regular intervals. The plot will be register in my name when I pay the total amount.
My question is the amount I paid to the owner of the plot i.e., 1 lakh should be accounted in paying my early zakat.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
You are not obligated to pay Zakaat (alms) on the 1 Lakh in the scenario in reference.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Moulana Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.