Zakaat Archives - IslamQA

Find answers to your Islamic questions by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Disposing of interest money

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Q: How should interest money be disposed of? 1. Is tamleek (passing of ownership) necessary i.e. does it have to be given to an individual person or can it be given to madaaris or for digging of wells, etc.? 2. Can it be given to non Muslims? 3. How poor must a person be to… read more »


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Q: What are the conditions of eunuchs in Islam in view of the Holy Qur’an and Hadith if they trust whole heartedly and fulfill such as Kalima, Salaat, Fast, Zakaat, Hajj, etc.?  A: To castrate is not permissible. They should make taubah for this. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti… read more »

Profits from a bank account

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Q: Please can you assist with the following questions? 1. I have a *hajj account* as well as a *cheque account* with Al Baraka bank. The amount grows as per the profits the bank makes. Is this acceptable according to shariat? Should I cancel all growth and just keep the amount as is? 2. I… read more »

Zakaat on shares

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Q: How do I pay zakaat on shares of my company in the JSE. Some are in property, some in merchandise stores like Shoprite, some in gas and oil. The shares are worth a lot but dividends are less. A: Zakaat is only compulsory on your proportionate share of the zakaatable assets, such as the… read more »