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    Question ID: 41359Country: India

    Title: Regarding the amount of zakath to be paid

    Question: We are a family of 1 sister and 1 brother, my father died early when we were young. We live in a small old single bedroom home provided to us by our grandfather which is now not sufficient for all of us. From past few years we have been saving some money to buy or construct a home. My question is that do we have to pay zakah every year on the saved money at the end of that year or do we have to pay zakah on the total amount which is with us in that year which includes the savings from the previous year too. For e.g. in 2011 we had 2 lakhs and in 2012 we saved 2 lakhs. Will we have to pay zakah of 4 lakhs or only 2 lakhs as we had already paid zakah for the amount saved in 2011?

    Answer ID: 41359

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1439/914/L=1433) In the case mentioned above you will have to pay the zakah of 4 lakh rupees. It shall not suffice to pay only the zakah of 2 lakh rupees.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India