Fatwa: # 26008
Category: Zakat
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 8th September 2013

Title

Zakaat on rental income

Question

I own a property although that is rented and the rent which js suppose to be my income doesnot come to me and infact is recived by my relatives back home. Do i still need to pay zakat on the amount recieved ?

Answer

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

Your question is unclear. Kindly submit the following information in order for us to issue a ruling.

In what capacity do your relatives receive the rental money, as your Wakeel (agent) or is it given to them as a gift?

Kindly email the information to the following email address: admin@daruliftaa.net

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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