Q. Respected Mufti My Zakaat date is one day after my pay day. Do I include my salary in my Zakaat calculation?
A. In the enquired situation, since your Zakaat date is one day after you receive your salary, you will include your salary received in your yearly Zakaat calculation. However, you will deduct and exclude your liabilities and expenses from your salary received, for e.g. light, water bills and rates of the Month and include the remainder of your salary received in your Zakaat calculation.
In addition, any amount spent from your salary received prior to your Zakaat date will not be included in your yearly Zakaat calculation.
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
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