Zakaat related questions

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1 . If i give zakat to anyone, is it necessary to tell them it is zakat money?

2. Suppose I have to pay zakat Rs 12000, can I give Rs 1000 in each month?

3. One of my friends distributes free rice to the poor, can I give him rice to distribute from the zakat money?



1. No

2. Yes, however you should not delay to the point where some of your zakaat is outstanding and the following years zakaat becomes compulsory upon you.

3. Yes

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


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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