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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)