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 […]
April 4, 2021 2 mins

Can I Give My Zakat To My Brother’s Needy Sister In Law?

Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum. I wanted to know if it is permissible to give zakat to my husband’s brother’s wife. She has 3 children and is separated from her husband. He no longer supports her financially. She works as a teacher at a special needs school run by a charity in Pakistan and gets by. My […]
February 24, 2021 2 mins

What Is the Ruling Regarding Giving One’s Zakat To Build a Well for a Late Rel...

Question: What is the ruling regarding giving one’s Zakat to build a well for a late relative? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate   Transferral of Ownership One of the integral conditions for one’s Zakat to be valid is that there must be a transferral of ownership from the giver […]