Giving dead stock as zakaat

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can a person give dead stock as zakaah?


A: It is has been encouraged that you give that which is enjoyed and liked by you. Avoid giving redundant and dead stock. The obligation may be fulfilled, but obviously this will not fetch you the virtue and reward that you desire.

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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