Zakaah Q & A
A. It a compulsory charity to be given yearly to the poor.
A. 2.5 % on a persons total wealth
A. Yes, a child can accept Zakaat with the consent/permission of his parents/guardians.
A. Since you do not expect him to pay any more than $3000, zakaat is payable only on $3000.
A. No, Zakaat is not discharged in this manner. Zakaat is only discharged once ownership is transferred. Ownership cannot be transferred to a dead person; hence zakaat will not be discharged and will have to be done again.
A. Yes, the husband could discharge his wife’s zakaat on her instruction or with her consent.
A. Yes, it is permissible to do so.
A. Your zakaat is discharged.
A. The niyaat of discharging zakaat is a condition. Without knowledge of this there can be no intention. Therefore you will have to discharge zakaat for the previous years.
A. Zakaah is not payable on diamonds unless it has been bought for resale. Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said that there is no Zakaah on stones.
A. According to the situation outlined above and provided that Abdullah does not own any surplus wealth after deducting the cost of his necessities and liabilities; it will be permissible (in fact highly encouraged) to aid him with Zakaat monies.
A. It is Makrûh Tanzihi [inappropriate] to transfer Zakât from one locality to another unnecessarily. It is best to distribute Zakât to one’s relatives, then to one’s neighbours, then to those living on one’s street and then to those of the locality.However, at times it will be acceptable – in fact advisable – to transfer Zakât monies to people beyond one’s locality, such as when the needy are one’s family, there are more needy and deserving ones, to pious persons and pupils studying Deen, to places where it is more beneficial for Muslims [such as drought, earthquakes, floods] etcetera. [Fatâwa Shâmi Vol. 2 Pg. 68/9]