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    Question ID: 148133Country: INDIA

    Title: Can we pay the dues by taking zakah?

    Question: Can we take zakah from the person whose dues (qarz) is due on me and I am not in a position to pay the dues (qarz) and I am taking the zakah in the intention to pay the dues (qarz) of the same person. Is it possible to do the same?

    Answer ID: 148133

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 84/245/SD=4/1438)

    Yes, if you are not sahib-e-nisab then you can take zakah from the said person and pay off your debt. According to Shariah it is lawful.

    وحيلة الجواز أن يعطى مديونه الفقير زكاته ، ثم يأخذها عن دينه، ولو امتنع المديون مد يده وأخذها لكونه ظفر بجنس حقه . (الدر المختار مع الشامي/ كتاب الزكاة 3/190 زكريا)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India