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Zakaat on the wealth of minors

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Q: We live in a western country and due to low income, the government gives money to our kids for extra assistance. We now have more than $20,000 in the bank of this money that the government has given to our kids. Is zakat compulsory on this money? 


A: Zakaat is not compulsory on the wealth of minors.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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