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Q: There is a widow who has several children. She receives financial aid from her family and relatives so periodically and continually that she saved an amount of (40 000) forty thousand Saudi Riyals. Does she have to pay Zakah (obligatory charity) if a Hawl (one lunar year calculated from the time a property reaches the minimum amount upon which Zakah is due) passes on this amount? It is worth mentioning that she does not have a home to live in. Rather, she rents one. She does not have a car either. A: Zakah is due on the money she collected since it reached the Nisab (the minimum amount on which Zakah is due). Zakah should be paid upon the passage of every Hawl of which the first is to be counted from the money reaching the Nisab, and so forth. As for the justifications you mentioned, they do not prevent the obligation of paying Zakah. (Part No. 8; Page No. 223


A: Zakah is due on the money she collected since it reached the Nisab (the minimum amount on which Zakah is due). Zakah should be paid upon the passage of every Hawl of which the first is to be counted from the money reaching the Nisab, and so forth. As for the justifications you mentioned, they do not prevent the obligation of paying Zakah. (Part No. 8; Page No. 223) May Allah grant us success. May Allah's peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and Companions!




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