Zakat (Shafii)

January 22, 2023 2 mins

Should Zakat Be Paid on a Loan That Was Taken for Medical Bills?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question My sister took a loan from my family members to pay for surgeries. She took approximately €20,000. What is the nisab for money? Also, what should she do if she never paid zakat for it out of ignorance and now doesn’t have the means to pay it? Can she delay […]
January 17, 2023 2 mins

Is Zakat Due for Unlawful Income?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I used to work in information technology for a Catholic organization. Alhamdulillah, I am now more practicing and changed my job many years ago. I had Zakat to pay in the past and did so while working for a Catholic organization. My question is whether Zakat is due on the […]
November 25, 2022 2 mins

When Should a New Muslim Pay Zakat?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  I recently reverted to Islam and have savings above the silver nisab. I have had these savings for over a year, but I am still determining what day, as I only reverted a couple of months ago. Do I pay the zakat a year after the day I reverted, […]
June 20, 2022 4 mins

What Are the Rulings regarding Zakat for the Ahl Al-Bayt?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Zakat should not be given to the “Banu Hashim and Banu Muttalib,” as they are the direct descendants of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), also known as Sayyids.” If you are a sayyid, can you give zakat to another sayyid/sayyida, as you would be giving […]