Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. We have a sister who is in easy circumstances and her income covers her needs. She has a son whose father is dead. The son has been injured in an accident and needs two grave surgeries in his spine. He has become unable to move completely. His treatment needs too much money until recovery. Is it permissible for us, his maternal uncles and aunts, to pay for his treatment in our country or abroad from the zakah due upon our properties, taking into consideration that his treatment will consume a large sum of money? Please answer me. May Allah reward you.
Dear Sheikh! As-salam `alaykum! You know how disastrous the effects of earthquakes are. I want to know whether we can pay our zakah to those distressed Muslims who have been affected by the earthquakes?
In the name of Allah. May Allah reward you for your outstanding efforts and make them beneficial enough to please Him. I have a question concerning zakah, specifically about the Qur’anic verse pointing out the recipients of zakah. I noticed that the amount of prescribed zakah is not specified in the Qur’an whereas its recipients are clarified in detail. What is the wisdom behind that? May Allah reward you.
As-Salamu `alaykum! I live in a house, and get rental income from the basement. I recently bought a condominium, and rented it out too. Do I have to pay Zakah on the actual value of the condo as well as both rental incomes, or only on the incomes? Will it be 2.5% of the total rental incomes, or 2.5% of the savings after one year?
As-Salamu `alaykum! I know that I am obliged to give 10% for honey as Zakah. Is it the same for other bee products: pollen, swarms, queens, venom, etc.?
Scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can we give zakah to establish educational institutions in North America, when we do know that the primary objective of zakah is to help the poor and needy?
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. I have an urgent question. What characterizes the poor person who is entitled to receive zakah. Jazakum Allah kairan for your cooperation.
Asalamalaykom and may Allah reward all of the IOL team and the scholars for their efforts. Firstly I would like to explain my situation. I am a student studying in a western country who still lives at home, I study tourism and have been working for the past few years in restaurants, until just recently I did not know that serving alcohol and pork was haram. I thought maybe it was makruh but once I found out it was haram al hamdulileh I stopped working and serving these things and am making tauba to Allah to forgive me. It is particularly hard to find a job in restaurants or tourism in this country which does not involve serving these things as very very few dont serve it. I therefore have many questions to ask relating to this:1. 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 for marriage and things relating to that such as a deposit for an apartment, is it ok for me to use this money? will the things I spend my money on inshallah be blessed by Allah? Should I donate a specific amount of money to cleanse the money, if so how much percent? If I should donate money does it have to be immediately or can I donate it later on in the future?2. My father also works in a western country and in the same field and his job involves serving pork and alcohol, currently I am in need of my fathers support for study fees and help with costs for an apartment and other things, is it ok to accept financial support from my father? will the things this money is spent on inshallah be blessed by Allah? do I have to cleanse this money, if so how?3. Can I/should I pay my zakah from my money which I have saved from previously working in serving alcohol and pork? 4. In this country and especially in the field of tourism it is quite hard to find a job avoiding serving alcohol or pork although there are some, I have been looking for a job for months and cannot find any that dont involve serving these things, is it permissible to work in serving them temporarily until I find a halal job?Gazzakumallah Khayr
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 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?
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?
Respected scholars, as-salamu`alaykum. Are customs and taxes forms of injustice and thus, working as a tax collector would help to impose injustice? Is it allowable that a Muslim may evade paying them? Are they really important for the financial system of the state?Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I did not pay zakah for several years and my daughter fell seriously ill. Can this be a punishment for not paying zakah? What should I do?