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    Question ID: 46759Country: United States of America

    Title: Please advise what day will be considered my Zakat day (day i meet nisab)

    Question: Please advise which day will be considered my Zakat day. You know what I mean, the day when I meet my Nisab. Points: 1) Because every week, I get my pay check and I meet Nisab but the expenses throughout the week make it so, that I fall below Nisab. 2) Earlier in this year, I received my Income Tax check and definitely it met Nisab, however that money was placed on the side for about a month and then spent. Should I set that day as a Zakat 1st day?

    Answer ID: 46759

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1035/790/D=9/1434) The counting of zakah year shall start the day in which you receive wealth equal to nisab. If you own wealth equal to nisab on the day when you completed one lunar year, you will have to pay zakah. If the nisab fluctuates during the year, it may not have any effect. Therefore, the day you become owner of nisab, if you have wealth equal to nisab exactly the same day after completing one lunar year, you will have to pay zakah. The decrease in nisab during the year due to expenditure may not have an effect.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India