Zakaat on rental income

Q: One of my friends rents out 3 houses, shall he pay zakaat on the rent amount he is getting or on the cost of the house?

Bismillaah

A: On the rental income.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)