Zakaat on loans owed to a person

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Q: I always paid zakaat on monies people owed to me regarding this as an asset. My question after listening to this mornings audio (zakaat on waived debt), does this mean I do not have to pay zakaat on monies due to me from loans given to a friend, family until such time as the money is repaid to me.


A: Zakaat is waajib upon loans that are owed to you.

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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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