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Questions on Zakaat, etc

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah



Q1-A person who has not got a house is saving money to buy a house at present he has saved a few thousand pounds at the end of the year when the time comes to give Zakaat he gives the total Zakaat money to a poor Muslim and he requests the Muslim poor person to give the total Zakaat money back to him, so he takes back the money which was given to the poor person so that he can save to buy his own house, will the Zakaat be discharged in the above situation and is this permissible?

Q2-A blanket or a sheet which is used to cover oneself when sleeping has animate pictures on is it permissible to use such a blanket?




1.      If a person possesses cash equal to the Nisaab then Zakaat will be become Waajib on him even though it may be for his Haajat-e-Asliyyah (primary needs). However if he gives his Zakaat to a poor person and hands the Zakaatable cash into his possession and then requests him to return the money to him, it will be permissible. However it is not permissible to make a condition at the time of discharging Zakaat to the poor that it is necessary for him to return that money. Therefore, if the poor person returns the money then well and good and on the contrary if he refuses to do so then he cannot be forced. (Raddul Muhtaar, Vol.2, Page.6-7, Ahsanul Fataawaa,Vol.4, Page.301, Fataawaa Rahimiyyah, Vol.2, Page.8-9)

2.      It is not permissible to wear or use any such garments or materials that contain animated pictures in order to beautify one’s self. Aisha (R.A.) narrates that Nabi (S.A.W.) never left any Tasaaleeb (pictures of living objects) in his home except that he broke them. (Bukhari, Mishkaat, Hadith. 4285, Page.385)    


And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ilyaas bin Hashim Limbada

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


24 August 2004

07 Rajab 1425

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