Tel: 031 577 7868 - disc@darulihsan.com                             

One’s Zakat Paid by Someone Else

Q. My husband and I live with my parents-in-law. My father-in-law is retired and my mother-in-law is a surgeon (a bread winner). My mother-in-law takes care of most of our expenses such as food, shelter, college tuition, etc. My husband works in his mother's office. My husband and I have more than the zakatable assets.

Right now, my mother-in-law pays zakat for us (on our behalf), and she does it happily. My husband and I are wondering whether we need to pay zakat ourselves or not.


A. Zakat is an obligation upon each individual who has wealth on which Zakat is compulsory. Zakat may be paid by such an individual directly or via a proxy/representative.

Therefore you may pay your Zakat yourself or instruct someone to pay it on your behalf. Although, your mother-in-law is not obligated to pay your Zakat, if she pays it gratuitously on your behalf with your prior consent then your Zakat is valid and discharged. The same applies to your husband's Zakat. Each of you should still calculate your individual Zakat annually, even though this is discharged by someone else on your behalf with your consent.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Was Salaam
                                    
Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti)
Fatwa Dept.

Login to post comments

Nisab

05/05/2021

  • Mahr Fatimi: R20 689.01
  • Minimum Mahr: R413.78
  • Zakaah Nisaab: R8275.60
  • Fidya: R20.00

Contact Us

70 Joyce Road
Durban
Tel: 031 577 786 8
disc@darulihsan.com

Social Media

               

 

COVID-19
Visit sacoronavirus.co.za for official COVID-19 information.