Solar Year and Zakaat

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Q: I use to pay Zakat in January instead during Ramadan just because it is easy for me to calculate using the calendar year. Is this acceptable?

A: The compulsion of Zakaat is based on the Islamic year, so you will have to use the Islamic year to give Zakaat.

Allah Ta’aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Siraj Desai of Darul-Uloom Abubakr, South Africa.

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