• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 41579Country: India

    Title: zakaat for land purchased with the intention to sell it and build house in case of need of money to build the house

    Question: I bought a plot of land to build a house and also started building house in it, in the meantime I also bought another land so that when I require more money for building the house in my first purchased land, I can sell the second land so that even if the construction expenses increases, then the land price will also increase hence increasing price of building materials will not be a problem for me. Please let me know if I have to pay zakah for the second land that I purchased.

    Answer ID: 41579

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1554/1152/D=1433) Zakah is not wajib on any of the two land plots.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India