Deducting one’s debts when calculating zakaat

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have an auto loan (Islamic) on which some amount is outstanding. I also have a personal loan which I took out for investment. In order to calculate the net wealth for zakaat, am I allowed to deduct the total outstanding loan amount?


A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)