Do I Pay Zakat on Foreign Property?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers a question related to the payment of Zakat on foreign property (according to the Hanafi school of thought).   Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahuh Hope you are well. I have a question re. zakat. My family has put a property abroad under my name – presumably to avoid problems […]

Zakat on Six Months Advance Rent

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked how to calculate zakat on advance rent. My zakat will be due soon.  In the following situation would you please kindly inform me on whether I would pay zakat on the full rent and deposit or not? I renewed my tenancy last week for another six months and, as before, […]

How to Pay Zakat on Trade Goods?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If I buy 1000 pieces of trade goods for 1€ each, do I have to pay zakat on the market value? Let’s say the sales price is 7€. Does it mean that I have to pay zakat on 7000€ ? How should I count the sales tax […]

Should I Pay Zakat on Investments I Have Made?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum I have a certain amount of cash that I have given to my friend to invest in his business, I had that amount for a year with me and then transferred it to him to invest. Does this wealth require zakat to be paid? And currently, I […]

Should I Include Loans When I Calculate My Zakat?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I needed money, and one of my relatives helped me out. He is happy to get the money back (if I can ever repay), and he is happy if I don’t repay. Is zakat calculated on this? It is a confusing matter as I’m not financially well […]

Help Scholars Do The Work Of Scholars – A Message from Imam Zaid Shakir

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Can Me and My Family Pay Our Zakat Together?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Should me and my child pay our zakat separately? Or can we pay it together? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Zakat is a personally obligatory duty. Hence, the basis is that each person would make their own payments. However, it is possible for you to pay zakat […]

How Should the Zakat on a Rental Income Be Calculated?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If one has a rental property, the zakat due at the end of the lunar year is on the rental income, not the property value or original capital. What if the monthly or quarterly rental income is totally spent before a full lunar year ends? Answer: Wa […]

Do I Have to Pay Zakat on a House?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My brother and I inherited our parents house after their death. We plan to sell it as soon as we get a suitable offer for it. It may take some years due to formalities. It is unoccupied as it cannot be rented out. Do we have to […]

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