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Maximum zakaah

Fatwaa ID: 735

Assalaamu alaikum I would like to find out : if a person need to pay R 1000 zakaat however alhumdulillah he is financially able and pays R5000 ..would he be sinful or would he get reward?..if 2.5pcent the minimum…is there a maximum?

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

There is no maximum in zakaah. One may give as much extra as he wants. Anything extra will be regarded as nafl and he will be rewarded for it abundantly. Our mashaayikh advise us to give more than the necessary. This serves to rectify any possible miscalculation. It also shows our desire to give charity willingly.

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

08/08/1444 AH – 02/28/2023 CE | AML3-3251

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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