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Can we give Zakat to a widow/orphan?

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Can we give zakaat to a widow or an orphan child / childrens who has several things such as cash money, jewellery, television, flat, fridge, washing machine, employees working at home, investments so on….   Jazak Allah Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu… read more »

Zakaat on jewellery

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Q: I was always thought that zakaat is paid on jewellery irrespective of whether it is used or not. Recently few people have insisted that no zakaat is paid on jewellery if it is being used. They claim you only pay on jewellery not used more than a year. Is this true? Please clarify so… read more »

Wearing white gold and platinum

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Q: I will be getting married soon Insha Allah. I know that men are only allowed to wear silver and women are allowed to wear gold and silver. However what I wish to ask is that is it permissible for men and women to wear white gold? Is the law of white gold any different from… read more »

Imitation rings and earings

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Q: Is it permissible for females to wear rings and earrings which are imitation, and not gold/silver? A: It is not permissible for a woman to wear imitation rings. However besides rings, it is permissible for her to wear other imitation jewellery e.g. earrings, chains, bangles, etc. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.  … read more »

How to calculate one’s zakaat

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Q: How to calculate zakat if you have some cash like 10000 but you have a loan to pay nearly 400000? A: Calculate the amount of zakaatable assets you own i.e. cash, gold and silver jewellery and stock in trade. Thereafter, deduct your liabilities from your zakaatable assets and work out 2.5 percent of the… read more »

Imitation rings

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Q: Is it permissible for a Muslim female to wear imitation silver or gold rings or jewellery? If not why? A: Refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/3976 and http://muftionline.co.za/node/1839 And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source Link

Losing one’s belongings

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Q: I have been constantly losing my belongings. I lost my diamond wedding ring, a couple of precious stones off my jewellery and have lost two cell phones now. I am wondering if there is some sort of dua that I can recite to help keep my belongings safe and protect me from any sort… read more »