Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 38606
Asked Country: Germany

Answered Date: Oct 02,2017

Title: Do i have to pay on my Zakat from which i am getting rental income?

Question

Alsalam Alikoum,

I am staying in Germany, Starting from Shabaan 1437 (last year), I started to make a saving around 1000-1500 from my salary.

Then on Shabaan 1438 (This year) I bought a car in my country Egypt, around 12500 Euro (250000 EGP) to rent it to a company.

Till now I am still searching for a good company to rent my car so i did not get any benefits till now.

So how much should I have for ZAKAH? كم تكون الزكاة بالنسبة لهذه الحالة؟


مقيم بألمانيا وبداية من شهر شعبان او رمضان السنة السابقة قمت بادخار مبلغ غير ثابت من راتبي بعد نفقات المعيشة  ومصاريف الاولاد مايتراوح بين ١٠٠٠ الي ١٥٠٠ يورو شهريا.

ثم قمت بشراء سيارة ف شهر شعبان ف السنة الحالية بمبلغ مايعادل ١٢٥٠٠ يورو بعد ماتم تحويل العملة في مصر مايعادل ٢٥٠٠٠٠ جنيه 

وحتي الان لم يتم تاجير السيارة مع شركة معينة لتاجير السيارة سنوياً بمعني انني لم أخذ اي ربح مادي منها.

كم تكون الزكاة بالنسبة لهذه الحالة؟

جزاكم الله خيراً وتقبل الله منا ومنكم صالح الأعمال.


 

Jazak ALLAH Khair,

Hossam

Answer

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

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

There is no Zakat on the car.[i] However, if you earn an income from the leasing of the car, the income will be added to your cash and Zakaat will be compulsory according to your personal financial situation.

لا تكون الزكاة في السيارة. ولكن ان تكسب مال من اجرة السيارة، فتضم مال الذي من الاجارة الى مال الزكاة وتعطي الزكاة منه. وتجب الزكاة بحسب حالك.

 

 

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridhwan Ur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa
Cardiff, Wales, UK

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[i]

 (أو نية التجارة) في العروض، إما صريحا ولا بد من مقارنتها لعقد التجارة كما سيجيء، أو دلالة بأن يشتري عينا بعرض التجارة أو يؤاجر داره التي للتجارة بعرض فتصير للتجارة بلا نية صريحا،

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 267)

آپ کے مساءل اور ان كا حل – مكتبة لدهيانوي – 5/109

 

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