Fatwa: # 40507
Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Country: India
Date: 7th September 2018


Do I give zakat despite not possessing any money at the end of the month?


Assalamualikum Hazrat. My doubt is about Zakat. I just started to earn from past 8 months. I get 25000 rupees as my salary for every month. In that 3000 rupees will be detected from the company.so I get 22000 in hand.. Among 22000 I give 12000 to my parents. Forgot to say I stay in another city not with my parents.so the remaining 10000 I spend on my own. And save some money.but at the end i give gifts to my parents and siblings what I have saved. So totally I dnt have any amount with me. Either in my bank account or with me. So tell me do I still give zakat in this situation? If yes. Please tell me how I have to calculate. How much amount do I have to give in zakat.


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

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

Zakaat is compulsory upon an adult muslim[1] when he has the nisab amount (minimum zakaat-able amount) of 612.35 [2] grams of silver or 87.48 grams of gold[3] or its equivalent value.

If you do not have the minimum zakaatable amount for an entire lunar year, zakaat will not be compulsory on you.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa 

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1]  الاختيار لتعليل المختار - (1 / 107)

قال : ( ولا تجب إلا على الحر المسلم العاقل البالغ ) ...........( إذا ملك نصابا خاليا عن الدين فاضلا عن حوائجه الأصلية ملكا تاما في طرفي الحول )

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ـ مشكول - (5 / 411)

( قَوْلُهُ شَرْطُ وُجُوبِهَا الْعَقْلُ وَالْبُلُوغُ وَالْإِسْلَامُ وَالْحُرِّيَّةُ ) أَيْ شَرْطُ افْتِرَاضِهَا

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ـ مشكول - (5 / 414)

( قَوْلُهُ وَمِلْكُ نِصَابٍ حَوْلِيٍّ فَارِغٍ عَنْ الدَّيْنِ وَحَوَائِجِهِ الْأَصْلِيَّةِ نَامٍ ، وَلَوْ تَقْدِيرًا )

الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار في فقه مذهب الإمام أبي حنيفة - (2 / 259)

 ( وسببه ) أي سبب افتراضها ( ملك نصاب حولي ) نسبه للحول لحولانه عليه ( تام ) بالرفع صفة ملك خرج مال المكاتب


[2]  الجوهرة النيرة - (1 / 472)

 لَيْسَ فِي أَقَلَّ مِنْ مِائَتَيْ دِرْهَمٍ صَدَقَةٌ فَإِذَا كَانَتْ مِائَتَيْ دِرْهَمٍ

العناية شرح الهداية - (3 / 115)

( ليس فيما دون مائتي درهم صدقة )


[3]  الموسوعة الفقهية – (264 / 23)

نصاب فضة مائتا درهم باالإجماع


فتاویٰ قاسمیہ – (289 / 11)

چاندی کا نصاب موجودہ اوزان کے اعتبار سے ٦١٢ گرام ٣٦٠ ملی گرام چاندی ہے

سونے کا نصاب موجودہ اوزان کے اعتبار سے ٨٧ گرام ٤٨٠ ملی گرام سونا ہے

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