March 28, 2022 2 mins

Can Zakat Be Given As a Commodity or Good Instead of Money?

Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra Question Is it possible to buy and make food parcels and distribute them to zakat recipients instead of giving them cash? Or is the cash/gold their right for them to spend as they see fit? Answer In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Yes, it is permissible […]
January 8, 2022 2 mins

Must Zakat Be Paid on Funds Received for a Charitable Purpose?

Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra   Question People donated money for my disabled daughter’s medical expenses. She is a quadriplegic, and they donated to help us afford an elevator in our home and other medical equipment. Do we have to pay zakat on this money set aside for expenses related to her care? Answer […]
November 23, 2021 1 min

Is Prepaid College Tuition Zakatable?

Answered by Ustadh Na’eel Kadi Question: Is prepaid college tuition zakatable? We have a scheme in our state whereby one can purchase university credits at today’s price for a young child for use in the future. Answer: Wa alaykum salam I pray you are well. May Allah reward you for your concern and attentiveness to […]
April 29, 2021 1 min

Do I Pay Zakat On Wealth I’ve Had Less Than A Lunar Year?

Question: Assalamu ‘Alaykum. Alhamdulillah, I have always been over nisab. I received a large amount of money after the start of my lunar zakat year. Do I pay zakat on this amount? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assaalm wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I pray you are well. In your case, you would have to pay zakat on […]