Can I consider my regular charity as Zakah?

Question

Assalaamu alaikum sir,

My question is that I do some charity every month, can I include this amount as a Zakat at the end of the year? For example, if I do charity of 50,000 in a year and my Zakat is also 50,000, so does that mean I have already paid my Zakat?


Answer

Salaam

In our opinion, you can do that provided you have not paid less zakaat than what is due on you. But if you wish to pay more, God will reward you way more.

Regards,

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Mushafiq Sultan


Mushafiq Sultan, born in Kashmir (Indian Administered) in 1988, has been studying world religions from his school days. In 2009 Mushafiq came across the works of Ustaz Javed Ahmad Ghamidi and since then has been highly influenced by his thought. He has an exceptional interest in world religions, their philosophies and their mutual relations. He formally joined Al-Mawrid in 2016 as Assistant Fellow (Honorary). Presently, he is in charge of Al-Mawrid’s query service. In 2016, he published his first book ‘Muhammad (sws) in the Bible- An Exposition on Isaiah 42’. He has written articles on Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. He has also translated several articles of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi into Hindi.

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