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At what age does a person become an adult in Islam?

A person is considered an adult and held responsible for religious and legal obligations on attaining puberty, as evidenced by the Quranic verses and ahadith that condition such obligations on having ...
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What caused the decline of the Bani Hashim, what form did the decline take, and why did it happen so quickly?

Most of Mecca's TRADING was a passing trade, for the transferred goods from Yemen and Ethiopia to Mecca and their markets and then to A-Sham. Abdul Muttalib and Banu Hashim bound traders to follow ...
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What is the amount of nisab for Zakah?

Zakat is obligatory charity. Nisab means the minimum amount of wealth, such that if a person owns less than that then Zakat is not obligatory on them. The Nisab for Gold is 85 grams1 (20 Dinar = ...
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Can we pay zakaat money or other donations for purpose of planting trees specifically?

At first there is two terms that needs to be clarified: Sadakat (donations) and Zakat. Sadakat (or donations) are any amount of money you pay for any charity purpose. To poor people, to public ...
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Can we give Zakat to non-muslims?

No, the general rule about Zakat is that it can not be given to non-Muslims, as it can only be taken from Muslims and can only be given to Muslims. الكفار ولو كانوا أهل ذمة: لا يجوز إعطاؤهم من الزكاة....
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Zakat for startups

Zakat is an ibadah and is only obligatory on Muslim individuals. Each Muslim shareholder is responsible for paying his own Zakat from his share. Making a profit or loss on the money is irrelevant. If ...
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Zakah on plots of land with the intention to resell in the future

In Hanafi fiqh, there are two general principles at play here: Goods bought with the express intention of resale are considered stock-in-trade, and thus zakatable. Goods bought with the express ...
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Is zakat mandatory at the age of 17?

All Praise to Allah Swt and blessings on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions Zakat is obligatory on every free adult and sane Muslim when he or she possesses the nisab and ...
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After recently starting to earn a salary, when do I need to pay zakat?

Not only the salary that will be counted. Your property(Includes all the property you have Details Here) has to be reached the amount of a Nisaab and stay with you for 1 lunar year. As soon as this ...
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Did the Prophet pay spoils of war to Meccan leaders to gain their support?

Yes the prophet indeed gave the (newly converted) Meccan's most if not all the war spoil of the battle of Hunayn, but not to gain their support but to bring their hearts together for Islam based on (9:...
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Do the believers in Jannah pay the Zakat?

Zakat is due on material wealth when it is above nisab and a full year passes on it. Did Isa own material wealth (مال) in excess of nisab, when he was raised up? If the answer is no, then the ...
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Can descendants of the Prophet (syed) receive zakah during emergency of COVID19?

Zakat is forbidden for the Bani Hashim, rather their needs are to be met from khums: إن هذه الصدقات إنما هي أوساخ الناس وإنها لا تحل لمحمد ولا لآل محمد This charity is the dirt of the people, ...
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In states that have welfare funded through taxation is Zakat still obligatory?

Zakat can be viewed from two point of views: The one giving Zakat (i.e. you) and the one collecting Zakat (i.e. State). From your point of view, it is an obligatory charity that you have to give to "...
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The priorities of giving donation

I would say just one thing, look around yourself that what is important? Is it necessary to have a mosque in your area? Or is it important to save life of hungry people around you which are starving? ...
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Income tax and zakat

No, it’s incorrect. Taxes and zakat should be paid differently. Pay attention that tax and zakat have different concepts and are used in different aspects so they should be paid differently. Some of ...
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Can a mother give zakat to her unemployed and poor son?

One cannot pay his dependents' expenses (Mother, Father, Children and Wife) (1) from Zakat. However, if one does not pay his dependents' expenses in spite of being able to do so, others (relatives or ...
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Zakat need to pay

Zakat is paid per person not as a family. Your wife has to pay her Zakat not you if she had enough savings money for Zakat. Same applies for you. Please refer to the answer in this question: Would ...
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Would the Zakat be applicable to both the husband and wife's gold?

Money Zakat "زكاة المال" is obligatory individually. It's not per family. So each person is held accountable on what he/she owns individually not on the total of what he has and what his wife has ...
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Zakat on wifes gold

If the gold is equally yours (if May Allah not you get into some financial crisis then you expect to be backed up by her gold) and has been in you people's possession for more then an year and is ...
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Is Zakat obligatory for jobless person who has some investments?

Zakat becomes obligatory to a person only when his/her income reaches the Nisab amount (threshold), and that the money has been under the owner's possession for a whole lunar year. The amount of ...
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Does a disabled person have to pay Zakat or can he/she be exempt?

Every Muslim who owns wealth above nisab for a whole lunar year is obliged to pay Zakat on it, there are no exceptions there is no evidence of any admissible excuses. If this is a long term issue ...
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Is it righteous to give zakat or sadaqah from the income of a job which requires ongoing bribery to keep?

Brother aoa I have researched alot and I got to know that(sorry to say) your job is ......... I cannot say as I do not want to disheart you (forgive me) According to an example A seed sown in the ...
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What caused the decline of the Bani Hashim, what form did the decline take, and why did it happen so quickly?

It is very unlikely that the statement, the Bani Hashim were in decline before the birth of the Holy Prophet, corresponds with reality. If we look at the historical account of the events in the year ...
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What amount of zakat we need to pay on clothes that have been gifted to us?

Nothing as clothes are not among the goods we need to pay Zakat for! This is as you say gifted clothes, if you were dealing with clothes than you would need to pay Zakat on your wins, but only once ...
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Is there zakah on gold exchange-traded funds?

When you buy Gold ETFs, you essentially own some gold (the gold belongs to you), but do not have physical possession of it (its locked up in some vault somewhere), but you do have control over it (you ...
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Can we spend zakat on our street as its broken?

There are eight categories on which zakat must be spent on. Allah says in the Qu'ran: “As-Sadaqaat (here it means Zakaah) are only for the Fuqaraa’ (poor), and Al‑Masaakeen (the poor) and those ...
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Is it permissible to pay off my relative's loan with interest using zakat money?

There's many opinions on this topic, so it's not possible to give a definite answer without knowing the relevant school of thought, the relationship between you and your relative, and whether or not ...
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Zakat on savings

This kind of money in fiqh is called maal (money of) ad-Dimar مال الضِّمَارِ, which is money which the legal owner has no right over it or no possibility to use it -a certain time- (for example let's ...
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If a company is owned by both Muslims and non-Muslims, how can one pay zakat on the "company's savings"?

Zakat is farz on individuals. You pay zakat only on your share of the zaktable assets and inventory. If you do not have enough money liquidate some shares.
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