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July 18, 2012


Article: A Brief Guide to Zakaah

by Umm Muawiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Are Zakaah and Ramadan related?

In reality, they are not. [Zakaatul Fitr, which is different from zakaah, IS related to Ramadan though.]

However, many people pay their zakaah in Ramadan (only for some of them to erase the word “charity” from their vocabulary for the next 11 months).

I’ve put up some resources on zakaah before (the search function is very useful, you know).

However, here is a very simple guide to zakaah: A Brief Guide to Zakaah

There are two important issues that people always ask about:

1) How does one pay zakaah on the interest money they earned (which are unlawful earnings obviously) before they repented?

Here’s the fatwa (ruling) of Shaikh Ibn Baz (rahimahullah) on this issue.

2) How does one pay zakaah on money that he has loaned to others?

Here’s the fatwa of Shaikh ibn Uthaimeen (rahimahullah) on this issue.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. amatullah
    Jul 19 2012

    Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh!!!!!!!!!!

    Jazakallah Khair !!!!!!!!! Subahaanallah Alhamdulillah this was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i do have 2 questions though which a good friend of mine wanted me to ask on her behalf:

    1. sometimes people who work in companies they have this money being collected called E.P.F which collects and collects and then eventually when you leave you can take the whole collection…. so do we need to pay zakat for that as well??

    2. another query was that they own a property [a land] which is written under their name but are unable to fully claim it due to court/legal cases….does it require payment of zakat upon it?

    Jazakallah Khair sister for all your efforts!!!!!!!!!!!!! alhamdulillah your blog is SO BENEFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alhamdulillah!!!!!!!!!!!! May Allah az’awajal reward you abundantly in this world and more so in the Aakhira!!! ameen allahumma ameen!!!!

    • Umm Muawiyah
      Jul 21 2012

      Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Barakaathuh Sister.

      Wa iyaaki.

      Oh, I’m completely unqualified to talk about this subject. You should call a shaikh for a fatwa for both the cases.

      I’m glad that you found it beneficial, alhamdulillah.

      Jazakillahu kheira for the kind words.


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