January 24, 2021 1 min

What Is the Difference Between Ongoing Charity and Regular Charity?

Question: What is the difference between ongoing charity & regular charity? Answer: Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Allah, Most High mentions charity (sadaqa) in the Quran multiple times.  If you do deeds of charity openly, it is well; but if you bestow it upon the needy in secret, it will be even […]
January 24, 2021 2 mins

Do We Calculate Nisab With Gold or Silver?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question What is the actual nisab amount? When the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) mentioned zakat, he gave an amount of gold and its equivalence in silver, but because of inflation, the amount in cash value is drastically different, so what do we follow? If I annually […]
December 2, 2020 2 mins

Deducting Debts When Calculating Zakat

Question: I received an interest-free student loan from the government, which I have to pay back in 2024, and I also owe money to my relatives, which I am currently paying back in installments. Some people say it is permissible to deduct your debts. Others say it is only permissible to deduct your monthly installments […]
November 21, 2020 1 min

Intention for Zakat or Charity

Question: If one intentionally overestimates one’s zakat, is it valid to intend that whatever is extra counts a charity? Does it matter if one is not really sure how much is extra? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. If one gives more than the zakat […]