This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.
Q. Can I give my Zakaat by giving a discount to my Zakaat eligible customers? A. The prerequisite of discharging Zakaat is transferal of ownership (Tamleek). By giving a discount to an eligible recipient of Zakaat, the prerequisite of transferral of ownership is not fulfilled. Hence, the discharging of ones Zakaat in such a manner… read more »
Q. I have gold and no cash. The gold is under the Nisaab amount. If I get cash, how do I give Zakaat? A. In the enquired situation, if you possess gold only, which is under the gold threshold value (87.48g), Zakaat is not payable on the gold. However, if you have other Zakaatable assets… read more »
Q. I have a business and Zakaat recipients come to my shop to purchase items with Zakaat money. Can I give my Zakaat by selling my items to the Zakaat recipients at a discounted price? Will my discounted price be counted as Zakaat and will it be accepted in this way? A. For ones Zakaat… read more »
Q. Can I give extra Zakaat after I give my Zakaat for the current year? If I can, would it be counted as Zakaat for the following year or would it be counted as optional charity? A. It is permissible for a person to discharge Zakaat for the following lunar year after discharging Zakaat for… read more »
Q. Can I make an intention of Zakaat for a loan that I had given to a poor person five years ago? A. For a person’s Zakaat to be discharged, it is necessary for a person to make an intention of Zakaat at the time of discharging it and not afterwards. (Fathul Qadeer 2/170) Hence,… read more »
Q. My wife gave birth to our first child. My wife has been bleeding for forty days since she gave birth. I am aware that there should be a clean period of fifteen days after each Haidh. Does my wife have to have a clean period of fifteen days after bleeding from child birth to… read more »