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Is Zakah(obligatory charity)due on an indebted merchant?

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Is Zakah(obligatory charity)due on an indebted merchant?

Answer:
Debt doesn`t abrogate the dueness of Zakah, thus a debtor who has money, articles of merchandise, or other Zakah funds at his disposal should pay Zakah from them.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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