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Question # : 3603


I booked an apartment in 1994 to live and had no intention to sell or rent. Due to the delay the company handed over me the apartment in 2007. In the meen time I bought another apartment in 2000 where I am living now with my family. I have given that apartment (that I booked in 1994) to my sister to live with her family (husband and 2 kids) who are not financially well. I do not take any rent but invested inrennovation for them to live. I am the owner of the apartment. Kindly advise if I am liable to pay Zakat on this apartment under the current circumstances. Jazakallah.

Answer : 3603

Published on: Apr 13, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 528/410=B)


There is no zakah for this room. A land or house is liable for zakah only when it is meant for business at the time of purchasing.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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