Does one have to pay zakaat on money worked for but not yet received?

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Assalamu Alaikum.

Does one have to pay zakat on money worked for but not yet received? I worked overtime in March to May of this year 2016 but most of the money has not yet been paid to me by my employer.

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

Whenever you receive it, you can add it to your savings and pay Zakaah on it at the end of your Zakaah year. Seeing that until now you have not received it, you are not required to pay on it.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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