Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Fatwa#: 38306
Asked Country: Qatar

Answered Date: Feb 17,2018

Title: Zakaah on vacant land



I have borrowed money from relatives to purchase a vacant land.

Do I have to pay Zakaah on this land ,I have not done anything on the land yet .





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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, there is no zakaah on the purchased land itself unless you intended reselling the land at the time of purchase. If you intended reselling it, then it will be regarded to be stock-in-trade and zakaah will be due on the land according to your personal financial situation to be assessed according to the general principles of zakaah[i]

You may refer to the link below for guidelines on zakaah calculation.


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muajul I. Chowdhury


Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i]  الهداية شرح البداية (1 / 104)

الزكاة واجبة في عروض التجارة كائنة ما كانت إذا بلغت قيمتها نصابا من الورق أو الذهب لقوله عليه الصلاة والسلام فيها يقومها فيؤدي من كل مائتي درهم خمسة


تنوير الابصار (2/ 267)

فلا زكوة علي أثاث المنزل و دور السكني و نحوها

و شرط حولان الحول و ثمنية المال كالدراهم و الدنانير والسؤم و نية التجارة في العروض


فتح القدير (2/ 217)

 و تشترط نية التجارة لأنه لما لم تكن للتجارة خلقة فلا يصير لها الا بقصدها فيه و ذلك هو نية التجارة


بدائع الصنائع (2/ 395)

و شرط حولان الحول و ثمنية المال كالدراهم و الدنانير والسؤم و نية التجارة في العروض،


 الجوهرة النيرة (1 / 478)

 قال رحمه الله ( الزكاة واجبة في عروض التجارة كائنة ما كانت ) أي سواء كانت من جنس ما تجب فيه الزكاة كالسوائم أو من غيره كالثياب والحمير .


فتاویٰ محمودیہ  (426 / 9) 

فتاویٰ دار العلوم زکریا (138 / 3)


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