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Give zakaah on the 1st of Ramadhan

Fatwaa ID: 775

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
Can someone give zakat every 1st day of Ramadhan?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

A person’s zakaah date is the first time he owned zakaatable wealth equivalent to the quantum/nisaab. That date cannot be changed. It will remain unless his zakaatable wealth reaches a flat zero. In that case, the zakaah date will reset to the next time he possesses the quantum.

In the enquired situation, if your zakaah date is not already the 1st of Ramadhan, you cannot change it to the 1st. However, you may pay zakaah in advance. In that case, you will give an approximate amount on the date of your choice and then assess your wealth on your actual zakaah date. If there is a balance, you must pay that. If you paid extra, then the extra will count as nafl or you may roll it over and deduct it from next year’s zakaah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/11/1444 AH – 03/03/2023 CE | AML1-7230

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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