Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Fatwa#: 39810
Asked Country: Saudi Arabia

Answered Date: Feb 18,2018

Title: Donating with the intention of Fardh Zakat


Assalamualaykum Mufti Sahab,

I made intention that i will donate 10% of salary every month in the Path of Allah. Can i now make intention that whatever iam donating every month is including fardh zakath on me. Or do i have to calculate my zakath and pay it seperately. 


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

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

Dear Brother,

When discharging Zakat, the intention must be only of Zakat. One cannot make intention of Lillah or Sadaqah when discharging Zakat.

You may fulfill your intention of donating part of your salary as and when you wish according to your financial situation.   

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed 


Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (1/ 174)

وَإِنْ تَصَدَّقَ بِبَعْضِهِ سَقَطَتْ زَكَاتُهُ عِنْدَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعِنْدَ أَبِي يُوسُفَ لَا.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 270)

. وَلَوْ تَصَدَّقَ بِبَعْضِهِ لَا تَسْقُطُ حِصَّتُهُ عِنْدَ الثَّانِي خِلَافًا لِلثَّالِثِ

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 270)

(قَوْلُهُ: لَا تَسْقُطُ حِصَّتُهُ) أَيْ لَا تَسْقُطُ زَكَاةُ مَا يَتَصَدَّقُ بِهِ فَتَجِبُ زَكَاتُهُ وَزَكَاةُ الْبَاقِي (قَوْلُهُ: خِلَافًا لِلثَّالِثِ) أَشَارَ بِذَلِكَ تَبَعًا لِمَتْنِ الْمُلْتَقَى إلَى اعْتِمَادِ قَوْلِ أَبِي يُوسُفَ.

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