Category: Zakat
Fatwa#: 25921
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Aug 02,2013

Title: Zakaat on deposit money

Question

salam. if someone pays a deposit for a shop, does the owner have to pay zakat on this deposit money? because its not his money he will have to give it back to the buyer.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

We do not understand the question. If a purchaser for the shop paid a deposit towards the purchase price of the shop, why would the seller return the deposit amount to the purchaser?

You may rephrase your question and resend to us.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Mufti Ismail Desai,
Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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