Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Fatwa#: 38484
Asked Country: Germany

Answered Date: Aug 09,2017

Title: Can a person who is unable to work but receives money from rent, take Zakat.


as salamulikum wa rahmatullah


I know a person he is having property and he gets money from renting part of the property. The rent he gets is only 5-6 thousand tk (bangladeshi currency) per month. He is not able to work due to physical condition. Can  I give him Zakat?




The standard Nisaab of Zakat is Two Hundred Dirhams (silver coins) equivalent to 612.35 grams of silver or Twenty Mithqals of Gold equivalent to 87.479 grams of gold or any currency that equals the value of this amount of gold and silver. Once one has the equivalent to the Nisaab or more than it, then he is considered a Sahibe-Nisaab. Such a person will not be eligible to accept Zakat.   

If the person in reference is not a Sahibe-Nisaab, then he is eligible to accept Zakat.[i]

And Allah Ta‘āla Knows Best

Mehrazur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i] ( كتاب التجنيس و المزيد، ج ٢، ص ٣٤٣)


رجل له علي انسان مائتا درهم، هل يحل له أخذ الزكوة؟ فهذا علي وجهين: اما ان كان من عليه الدين معسرا، أو موسرا، ففي الوجه الأول: تكلم المتأخرون، و المختار أنه يحل الأخذ، لأن يده زائلة عن ماله، فصار بمنزلة ابن السبيل



 (كنز الدقائق، ج ١، ص ٢٢٤)


و المديون



 (الفقه النافع، باب من يجوز دفع الصدقة اليه و من لا يجوز، ج ١، ص ٣٥٦)


و الغارم من لزمه الدين



 (المحيط البرهاني، كتاب الزكوة، ج ٣، ص ٢١٠)


و اما الغارمون: فهم الذين لزمهم الدين، فهم محل الصدقة، و ان كان فيي أيديهم مال اذا كان ذلك المال لا يزيد علي الدين قدر مائتي درهم

 فضاعدا، لأن مقدار الدين من ماله مستحق بحاجته الأصلية، فيجعل كالمعدوم



(الفقه النافع، ج ١، ص ٣٢٦) 


و من كان عليه دين محيط بماله لا زكوة عليه عندنا







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