Zakaat on property

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Q: I adopted Islam three years back and have married a Muslim man. I want to know issues related to zakaat. I own a house and land which I purchased when I was a Hindu and was married to a Hindu man but after his death I married a Muslim man and adopted Islam. Is zakaat waajib on this property?

I am also looking after financially my husband’s first wife and his children who live in a separate house. Almost half of my salary is spent on them every month as my husband is not financially sound. I want to know that is zakaat waajib on my monthly income?


A: No.

Zakaat becomes compulsory on the amount that you have at hand when the zakaat year-end comes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

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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