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Imposing Taxes Other Than Zakah

Does not the verse 9:5 entail that the government cannot introduce and impose any taxes other than the zakah? The verse reads: If they have repented by establishing the Prayer and paying the Zakah leave their way.


This verse defines the limits of law making by any act of parliament as well. Any parliament cannot change the basics of law and order and cannot change the basics of charity and at the same time, cannot change the “get out of the way” instruction and keep getting into the way of the people with different agenda.

This follows that parliament cannot form any welfare financial institution. For that it will need money and as parliament cannot change the basics of charity or raise money for any other agenda, so it will become practically impossible for parliament to do anything for the welfare of underprivileged.
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Zakah On Agricultural Land

We have some agricultural land leased out to someone for cultivation, and every year they pay us a fixed amount for it. In this case, how will the 10% zakah on the production from this land get calculated and who will be responsible for it? Will the 10% zakah be paid on this twice (once on the produce, and then on the money we get)?

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Saving For The Hard Times

Am I allowed to save some for rainy days which is excess to my needs in Islam, and if not what is provision of 2.50 per cent of zakah. It may also be explained that how can a society be developed equally by the ratio of 97.50 percent and 2.50 percent. I am a Muslim but very confused.

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Obligation To Pay The Zakah On The Behalf Of One’s Wife

I was married on 31/12/2001 and I presume a complete calendar year as my zakat year. Before marriage I was not eligible for zakat. I have only gold on which I am paying zakat since last 8 years with a self developed understanding that whatever is with me or with my wife is mine; I am owner and I am supposed to pay zakat from my income. I & my wife have no issues in ownership of gold belongings and I always paid in excess of what is required to pay. I never asked my wife that I am paying zakat on her behalf or vice versa but she knows that I am paying zakat on gold which is definitely in her care. Recently someone brought in our knowledge that my wife is the actual owner of gold and whatever I paid without asking my wife is simply a sadqa and still my wife has to pay zakat on gold for last 8 years. I need your guidance for now and for future. (Continuation of above details) I purchased a flat as personal residence by taking loan in 2008. Now if gold is my wealth then I am not eligible for zakat due to loan that offset my wealth but if it is my wife’s property then I am supposed to pay Zakat. Advise me on this matter also. (Continuation of above details) My father/mother encouraged me to go for the purchase of home as they wanted to spend last few years of their life in their own house although they advised me to purchase this in my name to avoid future complications. I gathered all the money with me, from office loan, with my mother and with my father while I was very much clear that I will refund whatever contributed by my father and mother after paying home loan from my office. My parents presumed that money contributed by them is in my care and they are not supposed to pay zakat on it. On the other side I am not liable for zakat due to the loan that is payable to my office. I need your clear guidance that who is responsible for the payment of zakat on contribution of my parents.

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Paying Zakah To Syeds

I would like to know the status of some beliefs about the Syeds especially in India and Pakistan. It is believed that they belong to the family of the Prophet Muḥammad (sws). Therefore Fire will not be permitted to touch them and they are not allowed to take charity. They normally don’t marry their daughter into a non-Syed family. There are other such concepts which I am not sure of. I fail to understand why a needy Syed should not be helped through zakah?

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Investment In The So-called Islamic Banks

I have fifty million rupees deposited in Meezan Bank for seven years. My questions to Mr Javeed Ahmed Ghamidi follow:

a. Is this bank really working as per Sharī‘ah? They do not give fixed profit and claim that they do not invest our money in un-Islamic trades.

b. Do I have to pay the zakah on the original amount deposited and on the profit? Bank deducts 10% tax on my profit each month.

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Ushur On Land Resources

In Islam we have Ushur for produce from agriculture and also we have a concept of zakat on wealth. My question is about the status of land in zakat. What is the Islamic viewpoint on zakat on land. My question is about two kinds of land

(1) Land which is being used for agriculture

(2) Land which is not being used for anything but owned by someone.

If there is zakat on land property then what will happen in the first case. Do we have to pay both 2.5% zakat on land value and 10/5% on production? For the second case, is there a difference in Islamic rules between the agricultural land and residential plots for zakat?

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Spending Zakah On Relatives

My brother expired a few years back. He was a bank officer. He divorced his wife before he died. He left behind a son and two daughters. They do not get any support from the government in the form of pension etc. They do not have any other source of income. I am a salaried person. And his children live with me. My family and I are trying our best to accommodate them as we love them. My younger sister devoted herself to their extreme care. She did not marry even when she is now thirty-two.

As there is no source of income for them and now I too live from hand to mouth, can I spend zakah and charity on them? However, I give away a part of the zakah to others as well. If I can spend the zakah on them do I need to tell them that I am supporting them with the zakah money? I am asking this because that is not possible for me. I cannot tell them.
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Some Questions About Zakah

1. My wife owns 8 tola gold. Out of these 8 tolas, she uses 2-3 tolas as jewellery on a daily basis. She has saved the remaining 5-6 tolas in her cupboard and hardly ever uses them. But this whole 8 tola gold is in our possession. This amount of gold has been with us for the last one year and a few months. I just wanted to ask you that should we pay zakat on this gold asset that we have. If yes, how much?

2. I am not working anywhere at the moment and am jobless. I was in the UK earlier and I have some savings with me and also gold that I mentioned above. Me and my wife are using these savings to meet our ends. In this case, what amount of zakat is payable?

3. If I go back to the UK next month and start working again, what amount of zakat will be payable by us in that case?

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Zakah Al-Fitr

I wanted to know whether paying 'fitrana' (zakah al-fitr) compulsory?

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Zakah On Property

I want to know if zakah is applicable on real estate i.e. open plots given the current scenario most of the properties are unsalable. One option is to pay zakah at the time a property is sold.

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Questions About Zakah

I have some questions regarding payment of Zakah. Please clarify them for me.


1. Last year I saved $ 40,000 and paid my Zakah according to the law of the land. I have not used this amount still and have saved another $10,000. Do I need to pay Zakah on the accumulated amount (i.e. $50,000) or only on the new saving (i.e. $10,000)?

2. I have a provident fund scheme in which my employer contributes 15% and I contribute 5% from my monthly salary towards this fund. The purpose of this scheme is to accumulate money that will be given to me upon retirement or upon termination of my contract with the company. I have limited access to this fund i.e. it is under the control of employer but I am given a chance of borrowing 75% of this fund if I intend to construct a house. Do I really need to pay Zakah on the amount of this fund from my pocket? If so, do I need to pay the Zakah annually?

3. According to my country’s rules, I can only buy a piece of land if I can pledge some money in the bank that will be released when I have finished laying the foundation of the house. Thus, I have blocked some money in the bank and for many reasons the house could not be built and the bank still has the money. Do I really need to pay Zakah from my pocket on the money pledged with the bank? If so, do I need to pay on the same fund annually?
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زکوٰۃ یا ٹیکس

زکوٰۃ اسلامی حکومت کا ٹیکس ہے ، ہماری حکومت خالصتاً اسلامی نہیں اور نہ وہ ہم سے وصول کیے ہوئے ٹیکس کو زکوٰۃ کے آٹھ مصارف پر خرچ کرتی ہے ، تو پھر ہم کیسے سمجھ لیں کہ ہماری زکوٰۃ ادا ہو گئی ہے؟

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تنخواہ پر زکوٰۃ

تنخواہ بھی آمدن کا ایک ذریعہ ہے۔ کیا ایسی آمدن پر زکوٰۃ ہے، اگر ہے تو پھر اس کا نصاب کیا ہے اور کس حساب سے دی جائے گی؟

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نصاب زکوٰۃ میں تبدیلی کا حق

کیا ریاست زکوٰۃ کے نصاب میں تبدیلی کر سکتی ہے؟

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زیور پر زکوٰۃ

میں اپنے زیور پر بغیر حساب لگائے زکوٰۃ دیتی رہی ہوں۔ اب میں یہ چاہتی ہوں کہ باقاعدہ حساب لگا کر زکوٰۃ دوں، آپ یہ بتائیے کہ میں پچھلی دی ہوئی زکوٰۃ کا کیا کروں؟

نیز میں نے اپنے زیور کا کچھ حصہ اپنی بیٹی کو دے دیا تھااور باقی زیور میں سے کچھ حصے اپنی بہووں کو دینا چاہتی ہوں۔تو کیا آیندہ مجھے اس زیور کی بھی زکوٰۃ ادا کرنا ہو گی؟

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زکٰوۃ سے متعلق

میرا سوال زکوٰۃ کے بارے میں ہے کہ زکوٰۃ تب فرض ہوتی ہے جب آپ کے پاس ساڑھے سات تولے سونا ۱ سال سے زائد عرصہ تک پڑھا رہے۔ میرے پاس ۵ تولے سونا ہے جس کی مدت ۱ سال ہو چکی ہے لیکن میرے پاس اب مزید ۱۲ تولے سونا ہے جس کی مدت ۴ ماہ ہوئی ہے۔ کیا دونوں کو ملا کر مجھے زکوٰۃ دینی ہو گی؟ اور پورے سترہ تولے میں سے زکوٰۃ کتنی بنتی ہے؟ برائے مہربانی تفصیلی وضاحت فرمائیں۔

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ایک سے زائد پلاٹ پر زکوۃ

آپ کے نزديک اس آدمي کے پلاٹ پر زکوۃ نہيں ہے جو کرائے کے مکان ميں رہ رہا ہو۔ ميرا ايک پلاٹ تھا جو زکوۃ کي تاريخ آنے سے پہلے بک گيا تھا اور بعد ميں اس رقم اور بنک ميں بچت کي رقم سے ہم نے ايک اور پلاٹ خريد ليا ہے۔ کيا مجھے اس رقم پر زکوۃ ادا کرني ہے؟ اس کے علاوہ ميرا ايک بہت ہي کم ماليت کا پانچ مرلے کا پلاٹ بھي ہے۔

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زکوۃ کا نصاب

زکوۃ کا نصاب کیا ہے؟ میں نے اپنی بیوی کے (صرف استعمال کے) لیے چار تولے سونا خریدا تھا اور میرے پاس اس کے علاوہ دس ہزار روپے ہیں۔ کیا مجھ پر زکوۃ بنتی ہے۔

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اسلام کی اشاعت یا عمومی تعلیم و تربیت کے ادارے کو زکوٰۃ دینا

ایسا ادارہ جو پرنٹ، آڈیو اور ویڈیو کے جدید ذرائع کو استعمال کر کے اسلام کی اشاعت کا اہتمام کرتا ہو یا جو عمومی سطح پر لوگوں کی اسلامی تعلیم و تربیت کا انتظام کرتا ہو، اُسے زکوٰۃ کی رقم دی جا سکتی ہے یا نہیں؟

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