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    Question ID: 145779Country: United Arab Emirates

    Title: Query on old Zakaat Calculation

    Question: Due to ignorance, I used to calculate my zakah on the 1st of Ramadan until 2013. Later, by looking at my bank balance etc., I found that my zakah day was actually on 21st Muharram. So, I started calculating my zakah on 21st Muharram since 2014. Now, my question is should I recalculate my zakah before 2014 based on my actual zakah date (21st Muharram)? In this case I need to find out the gold and silver rates, bank balance, etc. of that particular day. Kindly advise to solve this issue.

    Answer ID: 145779

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 161/164/M=2/1438)

    Consider about it thoroughly how much zakah would you have to pay on your complete wealth if you paid it in 2013 on 21 Muharram. Then calculate how much you paid in Ramadan? If you paid more or equal amount which was due to pay then you need not worry. But if you paid less then you should pay the rest amount after calculating and should do taubah and istighfar for the delay and in future try to pay the zakah in time.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India