Fatwa: # 47398
Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Country: Sweden
Date: 31st March 2021


Can the husband pay the wife’s Zakah?


The wife has gold and wealth which equals nissab amount and the can the husband pay the zakat for the wife? And if the husband pays does he include in his own wealth and pay on the total?


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

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

In principle, Zakah is compulsory upon a Baligh (adult) Muslim who possesses the Nisab (threshold) of Zakat or its equivalent value more and above his basic needs and his debts. The Nisab of Zakat is the value of 87.48 grams of gold or 612.36 grams of silver or its equivalent amount in cash.

It will be permissible for the husband to pay Zakah on behalf of his wife if the wife gives him consent.[1]

If the husband and wife possess the Nisab of Zakah independently, then the husband may calculate 2.5% of the total Zakatable wealth of both, husband and wife and give that amount in Zakat.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mudassir Benish

Student - Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

البناية شرح الهداية (3/ 489) [1]

م: (ولو أدى عنهم) ش: أي عن أولاده الكبار م: (أو عن زوجته) ش: أي أو أدى عن زوجته م: (بغير أمرهم أجزأ استحسان لثبوت الإذن عادة) ش: والقياس أن لا يصح كما إذا أدى الزكاة بغير إذنها، وفي العادة أن الزوج هو الذي يؤدي عنها، وكان الإذن ثابتا عادة، بخلاف الزكاة، لأنها عبادة محضة لا تصح بدون الإذن صريحا، والاستحسان أربعة أنواع، ما ثبت بالأمر كالسلم، وبالإجماع [.....] وبالضروة كتطهير الحياض والآبار والأواني، وبالقياس الخفي وهو كثير النظر في الفقه، كما إذا اختلفا في الثمن قبل قبض المبيع لا يجب والثمن على البائع لأنه المدعي لا المنكر، ويجب استحسانا لأنه ينكر وجوب التسليم بما ادعاه المشتري من الثمن وهنا المراد النوع الثاني لا يجوز عندنا وعند الشافعي



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