September 16, 2020 1 min

Is Spending Money on Financially Stable Family Considered Charity?

Question: If someone is spending money on his married sister who is financially stable, is it considered sadaqah? If it is not sadaqa but ihsan, what are the virtues of Ihsan? And is it better to spend his money as sadaqah to needy people or helping a community? Answer: Assalamu alaykum The word sadaqa is […]
September 10, 2020 1 min

Forgetting to Give Zakat

Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum. 1) What is the minimum amount of money to give zakat in pounds (£)? 2) Can a girl who has not reached (bulugh) give zakat even if she has enough wealth to make it obligatory as if she did reach it? 3) What if one forgot to give zakat when he was […]
September 10, 2020 1 min

Is it Valid to Pay the Zakat on Gold and Silver with Cash?

Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum. Is it valid in the Hanafi school of thought to pay the due Zakat on actual gold or silver in its value in cash currency? For instance, if someone owns 10oz of gold in bars and coins, can they pay the due Zakat in CAD? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa […]
July 3, 2020 1 min

Are Taxes Outside of Zakat Considered Forbidden in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu ‘Alaykum,  Are taxes outside of zakat considered forbidden in Islam? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh Yes, it is permissible for a government or authority to levy taxes on people. Usually, these funds are used for the benefit of everyone who lives in that place for things […]