As-Salamu `Alaykum. I have a question about Zakah. If someone lends another one some amount of money for a long time exceeding one year, does the lender (creditor) have to pay Zakah on this money? Thank you very much.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. If one is helping a needy relative with Zakah money, is it important to inform them that it is Zakah, as some relatives may not accept it out of self respect or pride? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected s cholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I would like to explain my situation. I am a student studying in a Western country and I am still living at home. I am studying tourism and have worked for the past few years in restaurants, until just recently. I did not know that serving alcohol and pork is haram. I thought maybe it was makruh, but once I found out it is haram, I stopped working and serving these things and I am repenting to Almighty Allah. It is particularly hard to find a job in restaurants or tourism in this country that does not involve serving these things. Very few restaurants do not serve these things, so I have many questions to ask:First, I had been working in restaurants which serve alcohol and pork for a few years and I managed to save a decent amount of money which I intended to use to get married and things related to that such as a deposit for an apartment. Is it permissible for me to use this money? Should I donate a specific amount of money to cleanse the money? If so, how much of it? If I should donate some money, does it have to be immediately or can I donate it at some time in the future?Second, my father also works in a Western country in the same field and his job involves serving pork and alcohol. Currently, I am in need of my father's support for study fees and help with costs for an apartment and other things. Is it permissible if I accept financial support from my father? Do I have to cleanse this money? If so, how?Third, should I pay zakah from the money which I have saved from previously working in serving alcohol and pork? Fourth, in this country, and especially in the field of tourism, it is quite hard to find a job without having to serve alcohol or pork. Although there are some, I have been looking for a job for months and cannot find any that do not involve serving these things. Is it permissible to work in serving them temporarily until I find a halal job?JazakumAllahu Khayran
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. This is my first year paying zakah and I want to do it right. I recently got married and according to tradition got lots of jewelry. I think I have more gold in the bank than money. How does it work? Also, I want to know if zakah is applicable to stones like diamonds. And can zakah be paid spread all through the year instead of paying as a lump sum? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and CAIR-Canada receive zakah and sadaqah funds? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. My question is concerned with gold that was bought for children under 18 years of age and not paying Zakah.If money or anything of value is given to children under the age of eighteen, is it permissible for parents to use or sell such items? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `Alaykum. Am I allowed to pay next year's Zakah in advance, meaning with this year's Zakah? Can Zakah be given in installments throughout the year, and what happens if the person dies before paying all the installments?
Dear Sheikh, thank you very much for your interesting site. Could you please tell me about the significance of Zakah and charity (sadaqah) in Islam. How do these two things represent a form of showing gratitude to Allah?
What is the ruling on taking the zakah incumbent on the property of the Muslims residing in Western countries and sending it abroad, in view of the need of the Muslims and their institutions in the Western countries, and the lack of sufficiency in developing countries?
If a married woman posseses jewellery which is subject to a payment of Zakah, is it then the husband's duty to pay it or is it the obligation of the woman?
Dear Imam, I have a question on Zakah. Can I pay my Zakah via an Internet web site?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Are we allowed to help our relatives with the Zakah money? Do we have to inform them if we help them with the Zakah? Some relatives feel embarrassed to receive Zakah charity and we also feel shy to tell them that we are helping them with Zakah.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. In advance, I'd like to say Jazakaum Allahu khairan for this great service, and may you have a happy and blessed Ramadan. My question is regarding paying zakah during the month of Ramadan. Is this obligatory?thanks!
As-salamu `alaykum. I've recently converted to Islam and I'd like to know about zakah: When to give it, how much to give, and any conditions of the charity given. Jazakum Allahu khayran.