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    Question ID: 46720Country: India

    Title: Zakat on land given to relative for need

    Question: MY father has purchased a land to construct a home as we are two brothers and we already have one home. When my maternal uncle expired, we have to hand it over to his wife with two children, my maternal grandparents and my aunt (unmarried) to construct the home and settle down. Now they have sold their land in their village and planning to pay us so that we can buy other home in different city for myself (which was aim to buy a land). Please let me know if zakah is wajib on the amount they will pay as I am going to use the same to buy new home for myself for permanent residence InsaAllah.

    Answer ID: 46720

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1078/835/H=9/1434) If you have sold the house to your mamani you will have to pay zakah of its price though you have intended to purchase a house in other city after receiving the payment. If you did not sell, or the case is different, please, submit the question again.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India