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    Question ID: 163979Country: India

    Title: Provident Fund

    Question: I am an employee working in a PSU company of Govt. of India. Company gives option to employees to keep their provident fund (PF) money for 3 more years after retirement, if they wish. In the event an employee keeps PF money for 3 more years, does he/she shall have to give zakah on the PF amount for three years? Also, will the additional money received above the PF amount be interest?

    Answer ID: 163979

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1232/1248/B=01/1440)


    Zakah will be wajib on PF amount only when it comes into your possession. And in case of keeping for additional three years the extra amount which you will be receiving will not be counted as interest. 

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India