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Zakaah on house received as inheritance

Fatwaa ID: 1773

Question:
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

If a person receives in inheritance a share of a house which is not distributed or sold yet

Do they pay zakat on the value of that share

For example

House valuation 100k
Share value 20k

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

There is no zakaah on houses. They are not zakaatable assets unless purchased as trade goods. In the enquired situation, there is no zakaah on the person now nor later on once distributed.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

03/08/1445 AH – 09/24/2023 CE | AMG3-4155

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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