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Zakaah and qurbani while on debt

Fatwaa ID: 656

If a a sahibe nisaab is in debt more than what he posseses should he pay zakaat? And is qurbani wajib upon him?

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

If a person’s debts encompass his wealth, i.e., he is not left with nisaab after deducting debts, then zakaah and qurbaani are not binding upon him. It should be noted that only that amount which payable within the next twelve lunar months from a long term debt is deductible. Zakaah liability is determined on one’s zakaah date. Qurbaani liability is determined in the days of Qurbaani.

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

08/02/1444 AH – 02/22/2023 CE | AML1-7141

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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