Zakat on money saved for building a house

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by




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As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
Haamidaw wa Musalliyaa

If the mentioned funds equal or exceed the amount of Nisab and have been in your possession for one lunar year, or you have them in your possession when you usually calculate your Zakat, then you are liable to pay Zakat on these funds.

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Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti)
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