Zakat on Properties and Reaching Ramadan Owing Fasts

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum,

(1) I have two properties overseas under my name.
I have school debt, cash, and no income.
I live with my husband and he provides for me, as well as my father.
He also has some savings in the bank.
How should I/we calculate the zakat for this year?

(2) I owe 4 days of fasting from last year’s Ramadan due to menses. I was not able to complete them due to various reasons before this year’s Ramadan starts. What is my expiation?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
(1) Property is not zakatable unless it was purchased with a clear intention to sell. You would pay zakat if you are in possession of the zakatable minimum (nisab) above and beyond your immediate needs and debts. Your husband should calculate his zakat separately. Please see: Zakat: How to Calculate & Whom to Give and: Zakat & Long-Term Debts
(2) There is no expiation for delaying a makeup fast until the following Ramadan. Please see: Do I Have To Make Up Missed Fasts Within A Year?
And Allah alone gives success.
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani