Dr. Monzer Kahf, a prominent Muslim economist and counselor, answers: “Allah the Almighty is a lot more lenient and merciful to us than what we sometimes impose to ourselves. We don’t have to sell at a loss to pay Zakah. We can wait until prices become reasonable to sell, then pay Zakah. This is if we cannot pay it from other sources of income and forms of wealth without sin. For the time being, it is advised to make better planning if you can”