Article: A Brief Guide to Zakaah
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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.