Inheritance

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Question: A Muslim lady aged 21, her husband died few days ago aged 30 due to brain hemorrhage. He was very rich land owner, left one 2-year-old child. If this sister gets married after idath, does she have to return inheritance [islamic share] back? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Respected Brother/Sister in Islam The Muslim sister … [Read more...]

Sadaqatul-fitr, Zakāt, Tarāweeh, Qadhā

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Question: As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatuAllah, I have a few things I am not sure if it’s right or not . One of the local masjids I attend takes the Zakat-al fitr money and buys rice and dates with it and distributes it to the poor, instead of giving the poor the money to do so, they said it is how our beloved nabi (SAW) did so, is this correct? I believe the imam is Salafi. I follow the Hanafi madhab. My mother in law takes Zakat from … [Read more...]

Zakat on Property [Detailed]

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Question: If a person owns 2 homes, does he have to pay Zakat for the second house? Is Zakat on the total value of the house or rent of the house? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. There are multiple scenarios in the enquired question: Clear intention for personal use If a house(s) is purchased for personal use, then there is no Zakat on the … [Read more...]

Is Zakāh due on the same money every year or only on money saved that year?

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Question: as-salamu alaykum wa rahmatuAllah, When I pay zakat,I pay zakat on my money I have saved in my personal accounts, business accounts, my wife’s gold, my personal and business gold and silver, inventory in businesses, and money I invested in stocks and crypto accounts. a friend of mine told me I am supposed to pay on money i saved that year, i told him no, it’s on my net worth more or less, he said that’s insane that i pay zakat on … [Read more...]

Does exposing the lower back break Salāh?

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Question: You know how people go to sajdah and their shirts go down sometimes exposing their lower back and it’s exposed throughout the sajdah. That’s supposed to break Salah right? One man was leading Salah wearing white Thobe/Kurta and his lower back was visible through it in ruku/Sajda. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. In principle, if … [Read more...]

Inheritance of siblings

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Question: Assalamalaykum Mufti, hope you are doing well. If a lady passes away with no husband & children but had a house that was sold after her passing by her siblings, how will the property be divided among the remaining siblings. In this case there are 2 sisters and four brothers. There is some confusion on whether it is divided equally or not. JazakAllah khayr in advance Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, … [Read more...]