Zakat (Shafii)

December 18, 2021 2 mins

Can I Claim Tax Refunds From Zakat and Charity Payments Without Losing Reward?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani  Question: Paid zakat & sadaqa, which I was able to legitimately claim as tax deductions. I claimed them as tax deductions & received a corresponding tax refund. For the avoidance of doubt, doing so was lawful. I expect it is religiously preferred to donate the refund rather than keep it. My […]
November 3, 2021 2 mins

With regards to calculating the zakat, which app or website should we follow whe...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch    Question Summary With regards to calculating the zakat, which app or website should we follow when seeking out the Hijri date? Question Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate It is common to find that different apps, websites, and even mosques have differences regarding stipulating […]
October 31, 2021 2 mins

What’s the Difference Between Sadaqa and Zakat?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad  Question: What’s the Difference Between Sadaqa and Zakat? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, Thank you for your important question. Zakat (Muhammad Shirbini Khatib:) Lexically, zakat means growth, blessings, an increase in good, purification, or praise. In the Sacred Law, it is the name for a particular amount of property that must be […]
February 11, 2021 1 min

Is It Necessary To Give My Zakat to the People of My Village Back Home?

Question: Is it necessary to give my zakat to the people of my village back home? Answer: Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. May Allah, Most High reward you for your desire to increase in knowledge. You may give Zakat to any legally poor or needy Muslim individual, regardless of where they live. […]