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Condition For Eligibility of Receiving Zakaat

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Q: I have two uncles in my home country Bangladesh. One of them has a small business, but cannot make any profit, he does not own significant amount of gold jewellery. Is he eligible for zakaat? My other uncle cultivates the land and gets monly helps from other relatives. He does not have significant jewellery. Can he also be eligible for zakaat?

A: If his total assets (apart from the necessary things of life) are not equivalent to the nisaab of zakaat 87,48 g of gold or 612,36 g of silver he will be eligible for zakaat.

الزكاة واجبة في عروض التجارة كائنة ما كانت إذا بلغت قيمتها نصابا من الورق والذهب كذا في الهداية (الفتاوى الهندية 1/179)

( نصاب الذهب عشرون مثقالا والفضة مئتا درهم كل عشرة ) دراهم ( وزن سبعة مثاقيل ) والدينار عشرون قيراطا والدرهم أربعة عشر قيراطا والقيراط خمس شعيرات فيكون الدرهم الشرعي سبعين شعيرة والمثقال مائة شعيرة

و قال في رد المحتار : قوله ( والدرهم أربعة عشر قيراطا ) شعيرة معتدلة لم تقشر وقطع من طرفيها ما دق وطال (رد المحتار 2/295-296)

اوزانِِ شرعیّہ ص62 (ادارۃ المعارف کراچی)

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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