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Zakaah on birds and aviaries

Fatwaa ID: 2297

Fatwaa ID: 1336
clarification / follow up question for the above

Assalamualaikum Mufti sb.

If birds are bought but not sold immediately ,or if chicks are bought and I hand-rear and then sell after a few weeks/months or after a few days will the ruling still be the same because of the intention to resell ?

and for chicks that are bred from own my own flock and sold will be subject to zakaah?

Avaries or other equipment that are built and are not in use throughout the year will be subject to zakaah ?

Avaries or other equipment that are built and currently being used will be subject to zakaah ?

I get apporoched to swap different species of different values, Is it permissible to if both parties are happy and agree with arrangement?

Jzk khair

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

  1. If the birds or chicks are purchased to yield capital gains, then they would be regarded as trade good and thus subject to zakaah. This is irrespective of whether it is sold in the next few days, weeks or months. If the primary purpose of their purchase is to breed them and keep them but you may potentially sell them later on, i.e., you are not buying them to sell them but if a good price comes about you will consider it, then there is no zakaah on them.
  2. Chicks that are bred from your own flock and sold afterwards are not subject to zakaah. The proceeds remaining therefrom on your zakaah date however would be subject to zakaah.
  3. Aviaries and other equipments, whether in use or not, are not zakaatable assets. There is no zakaah on them.
  4. Yes. You may swap birds of different species of different values. That is permissible. This will not be regarded as riba.

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

10/08/1445 AH – 04/17/2024 CE | 955

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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