Zakat (Shafii)

May 20, 2023 2 mins

Are Zakat Committees Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question How do zakat committees become valid while the person assigned to deliver zakat should be fixed? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases Him. Amin. Using an agent to distribute one’s Zakat is permissible, as […]
April 12, 2023 4 mins

Is a Woman Obliged to Support Her Family, and Can It Count as Zakat?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I almost died in a terrible accident and now suffer chronic pain. I received a chunky settlement. I am a woman. Ever since I did, all my family members became my responsibility: my dad and brothers borrowed chunks of money from me. And I am now responsible financially for my […]
February 24, 2023 1 min

Is Zakat Paid on Income You Had for a Year or What You Accrued That Year?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question If in 2021 when I paid my zakat, I had £5000 left, and by the time it was time to pay my zakat in the following year (2022), I had a total savings of £6000,  do I pay my zakat on the £6000 or £5000 that I had at […]
February 8, 2023 2 mins

Must Women Pay Zakat on their Gold Jewelry?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question I read in Shaykh Musa Furber’s ‘The Accessible Conspectus’ that women do not have to pay zakat on gold jewelry they own as long as it is not an excessive amount. Is this the relied upon opinion in the Shafi’i school? Also, what does excessive mean?  Answer Shaykh Musa […]