Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Fatwa#: 39441
Asked Country: United Arab Emirates

Answered Date: Jan 07,2018

Title: Zakat on inheritance for trade



My brother and I inherited our parents house after their death.
We plan to sell it as soon as we get a suitable offer for it. It may take some years due to formalities . It is unoccupied as it cannot be rented out due to high cost of repairs.
do we have to pay zakat on this every year as the value is high and I am not having enough liquid cash to give zakat on the 2.5% of the value of the house or should I pay zakat after I sell and receive cash for the house.


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

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

There is no zakat on the inherited house.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tahmid Chowdhury

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (2/ 12)

ولو ملك عروضا بغير عقد أصلا بأن ورثها ونوى التجارة لم تكن للتجارة؛ لأن النية تجردت عن العمل أصلا فضلا عن عمل التجارة؛ لأن الموروث يدخل في ملكه من غير صنعه


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (2/ 248)

واتفقوا أيضاً أنه لو ملك هذه الأعيان بالإرث ونوى التجارة وقت موت المورث لا تصير للتجارة، ولا تعمل نيته


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 273)

 (لا ما ورثه ونواه لها) لعدم العقد



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