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    Question ID: 46598Country: United Arab Emirates

    Title: Is zakah payable on the loan I have given to someone?

    Question: 1) I have given a loan to one of my relative in 2010 which amount he promised to return after one year. But he has still not yet returned the same. ) 2) Do I have to pay zakah on the outstanding amount every year? (3) Does the person who has taken the loan also pays zakah every year on the amount of loan he has received from me?

    Answer ID: 46598

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1063/1063/M=1434) (1) If you are sure that you would receive that amount and it is equal to nisab or you are owner of nisab without that amount then in this case the zakah of the amount which you have given as debt shall be wajib on you. You are free whether pay the zakah each year or give the zakah of all the previous years when you receive the amount. (2) Zakah of this amount is not wajib on the person who has taken the loan.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India