• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 41468Country: India

    Title: Advance Zakat

    Question: Is it permissible to pay zakah in advance? I have become sahib nisab on 2nd Shawwal last year, and want to pay the zakah that is due on me in this Ramadan itself. Is that allowed?

    Answer ID: 41468

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1685/1294/B=1433) When last year on 2nd Shawwal you became sahib nisab then this year on 2nd Shawwal your year shall complete and zakah shall be wajib on you. But if you have paid your zakah 10-15 days earlier i.e. in Ramadan then too it is right, it is allowed as per the Shariah.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India