Money obtained before the zakaat date

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Q: The condition of Zakaat is that “One should have amount equal or greater than Nisaab amount for more than one year before Zakaat can be paid”. My question is, if person receives extra money upon which one year has not passed; does he need to pay Zakaat on this extra money too which does not meet the requirement of “one year old”? Please clarify if zakaat is due only if the amount has been in one’s possession for more than a year?


A: One will calculate zakaat on the zakaat date. Any money obtained before the zakaat date will be included in one’s zakaat. For further details refer to

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Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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