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    Question ID: 41487Country: India

    Title: Am I doing right or doing biddah

    Question: While calculating zakah I make calculations as under till today: If my sister has 40 grams of gold and my mother 50 grams of gold I add that and later add cash which we (family) possess irrespective of time. Then we made calculations of zakah 2.5% but yesterday I met imam sahib he told me that it is not the proper way of calculation. Does this mean I was doing bid’ah or it will make no problem? And as given above are we eligible for zakah? And what is the ruling on the gold which a person buys for the marriage of his daughter?

    Answer ID: 41487

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 911/907/N=1433) (1) You sister, mother and wife all the three are owner of nisab. If you pay the zakah of all the wealth which they have with their permission then in the question mentioned above the zakah of all of them were paid without any doubt. (2) If father did not make his daughter owner of the gold after buying it for her marriage then the zakah of this gold shall be wajib on the father. And if he made the daughter its owner as per the Shariah then no zakah shall be wajib on daughter if she is minor. And if the daughter is grownup and the gold is equal to nisab or she owns some silver or some currency more than the essential needs of life free from debt and, the total value of all these items becomes equal to silver nisab; then after the completion of the year its zakah shall be wajib on her.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India