Zakaat on cash

Q: I have saved R 10 000 for close to a year, however 1 month from completing a year, I had to use R 5000. Only R 5000 is eventually saved for a year. Is zakaat only due on the remainder of the saving amount i.e. R 5000? Please advise further.


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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)