Zakaat given under the Pretext of a Gift or a Loan

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Q: Will the zakaat be fulfilled if it is given under the pretext of a gift or a loan?

Zakaat given under the Pretext of a Gift or a Loan

A: If the person discharging the zakaat has the intention of zakaat at the time he gifted the wealth or loaned it to the poor person, the zakaat will be discharged. However, in the case where he gave the zakaat as a loan it is impermissible for him to take back the wealth. If he takes it back he will be sinful.

قوله ( نية ) أشار إلى أنه لا اعتبار للتسمية فلو سماها هبة أو قرضا تجزيه في الأصح ( شامى 2/268)


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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