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Salary/income

I was appointed in govt job in the rural area where being a female living alone was impossible.it was a family planning center and no body works there except office accountant who bring us the monthly salary.my question is i got that salary for nearly7-8 years.i...

Woman working

Assalamu alaykoum wa rahatullahi wa barakatuh Is it permissable for a muslim woman, living in the western world, to work in a non-segregated office? This is a woman who truly wants to earn her own money, and who enjoys to work and be productive. She is working in an...

Software of companies that sell Haram

As’salamu alaykum wa rehmatullahi wa barkatuhu..Ramadaan mubarak. I work in a software company.Our company has various clients.Some are banks, insurances, tobacco and wine manufacturers,power related,healthcare related,McDonald’s,coca cola etc. Our company develops...

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

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....

Can I use Zakaat to pay all my staff their salaries? 

Q. I have a small business and I have a few staff. I cannot afford to pay all my staff their salaries. Can I use Zakaat money to pay them their salaries? A. Zakaat money cannot be used to pay an employee his salary. If an employee is an eligible recipient of Zakaat,...