Do I Pay Zakat on Foreign Property?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers a question related to the payment of Zakat on foreign property (according to the Hanafi school of thought).   Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahuh Hope you are well. I have a question re. zakat. My family has put a property abroad under my name – presumably to avoid problems […]

Proof for Zakat on Fiat Currency in Shafi‘i Fiqh

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the proof for there being zakat on paper and other fiat currencies in the Shafi‘i school. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Someone is arguing that there is only zakat on gold and silver, because books like al Tuhfa, Fath al Mugin say there is only zakat […]

Do I Have to Pay Zakat on Land? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum (1) A friend bought land as an investment and didn’t have any other intentions. Is there a Zakat to this land? (2) A friend bought land for agriculture. He didn’t have any intention to sell it later. But, later decided to sell. Is there a Zakat to […]

Is It Permissible to Give My Zakat to My Daughter? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I am an unemployed housewife. My husband is stingy. I have been using my savings to buy food and other necessities. I also pay my daughter’s Islamic School fee. I spend around $800 a month. Now my savings had left $22 500. This year, I feel heavy […]

Can a Person’s Zakat Date Change? Is Zakat Due Before Puberty? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, 1. Once a person’s zakat date is fixed, can it ever change? 2. Before puberty I used to find offers online for free pay-as-you go sim cards which used to sell for £10 in shops. Would zakat be necessary on the value of these sim cards before […]