• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 44735Country: Saudi Arabia

    Title: Zakah on plots

    Question: I have purchased two plots not for selling purpose but to build home for rent purpose and one to gift for daughter. At present both are in land shape/form. Should I pay zakah on one or on both or not to pay? Please advise.

    Answer ID: 44735

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 574/464/B=1434) If you bought two plots with the intention of selling and later on you changed your intention and intended to construct house over the plot and rent it, and for one plot you intended to give to your daughter, then these plots are no more a business property; hence the zakah of plots shall not be wajib on you.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India