Do I Have to Pay Zakat if I Have a High Income But I Use All of My Savings to Pay Credit Card Debt?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: What’s the ruling in paying zakah in my situation? I am earning decent wages, however I have this debt for my credit card – may Allah forgive me. I don’t use this card anymore, I just want to get rid of it as soon as possible, therefore, apart […]

The Wife’s Responsibility to Pay Zakat, Paying Zakat When One Has Loan Payments, and Online Zakat Calculators

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: Assalamu Alaikum, My wife and I wish to understand the rules and responsibilities on paying with zakat. She has gold jewelry, and earnings from property assets. I do not have any gold but have savings and earnings in my bank. I also have a significant amount of outstanding […]

Can You Give Zakat to Your Mother-in-Law?

Answered By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question:If your mother in law is divorced and only receives state support (about Euro 300 a month + govt. flat) – can you give her your Zakat? More generally if someone is not above the Nisaab but has a regular income do they qualify for zakat. Answer: In the Name […]

Rulings Related to Zakat on Shares

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Almost 20 years ago my father purchased shares for investment purposes.Overs the years the value of shares has increased considerably and the company is paying good dividends on them.3 years back he sold some of them to make up for the money he required for purchasing  land which he […]

Giving Zakat to Help Pay Off Debts

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I had a question regarding zakat. Would it be permissible to to give zakat for someone to pay off a loan that keeps on charging interest when this women is old, has no income, has children, and is not being supported by any family? Answer: assalamu `alaykum It is […]

Zakat & Long-Term Debts

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: I have a considerable sum of gold. Unfortunately, I was not earning enough to be able to pay zakat on it. I put aside some of the gold for zakat, and made note of the zakat amounts which I still owed. Once I started earning, I put that money […]

Can I Give Zakat to Immediate Relatives or a Mosque?

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: Can i give zakat to my parents, husband, grandmother, granfather, children, sisters of blood, uncle, auntie if each of them really needs it? Also, can i give zakat to build a masjid? I hope you dont mind me asking you sheikh but i will ask you many more questions inshaAllah […]

Zakat: How to Calculate & Whom to Give

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I make $100 a week, $400 a month, $5200 a year: How much do i pay for Zakat based on this income? When do i pay Zakat? Is it weekly, monthly, yearly? Where can i pay Zakat are there any institutions for paying it? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray […]