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    Question ID: 47331Country: Pakistan

    Title: Zakat In Shafi Maslak

    Question: My question is that my cousin follows Shafai maslak and she asked me that whether she have to pay zakah on usable gold or not? According to her there is no zakah on usable gold in Shafai maslak, so what she should do, pay zakah or not? She has not paid zakah last year two now it will be the second time in this Muharram month? Now this time she is little bit confused either due to living with people of Hanafi maslak and seeing them paying zakah or due to some other reason. If she has to pay zakah can her husband pay zakah on behalf of her? Please give reference and guide us to the right path!

    Answer ID: 47331

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1203/933/D=10/1434) As per the Shafi’i maslak zakah is not wajib on the jewelleries which is in use but zakah is wajib as per the Hanafi Fiqh. Hence if your sister pays the zakah as precaution then surely she shall get reward.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India