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This answer was collected from DarulFiqh.com, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).

Is Zakat due on money saved to buy a house?

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Question: Is Zakat due on money saved to buy a house? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: According to the Hanafi school, money saved at present to purchase a house in the future are currently subject to Zakat. And Allah Ta’ālā Alone Knows Best Mufti… read more »

Can an overpayment of Zakat be considered an advance payment for subsequent years?

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Question: Can an overpayment of Zakat be considered an advance payment for subsequent years? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: The excess in a Zakat overpayment can be considered to be an advance payment for the forthcoming year/s[i]. And Allah Ta’ālā Alone Knows Best Mufti… read more »

Can a husband pay Zakat on behalf of his wife?

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Question: Can a husband pay Zakat on behalf of his wife? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: Zakat is obligatory on the owner of the Zakatable assets. It is permissible for another party to discharge the obligation on another’s behalf on condition there is consent… read more »

Do I pay Zakat on the annual salary that I earn?

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Question: Do I pay Zakat on the annual salary that I earn? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: Zakat is not like income tax where the annual salary is taxed after a tax-free threshold. Instead, Zakat is simply paid on the residual/net wealth on one’s… read more »

Does a Valid Sale Require Price Display?

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Question: Is it necessary to display the prices of goods in a shop? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: A citizen of any jurisdiction will follow the trading standards of his jurisdiction in terms of business practice. A resident of the UK will follow the… read more »

Is it permissible to urinate whilst standing?

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Question: Is it permissible to urinate whilst standing? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: It is discouraged and disliked to urinate standing without any reason. This is because it is viewed as something repugnant to the believers and there is a greater chance of urine… read more »

Is it Disliked to Slaughter Qurbani Animals at Night?

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Question: I was told that the books of fiqh mention it is disliked to slaughter at night. Is there anything wrong with slaughtering Qurbani animals at night? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Answer: Slaughtering Qurbānī animals at night is only discouraged if the lack of… read more »

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