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    Question ID: 53066Country: India

    Title: Zakah and Income Tax

    Question: I have an income of Rs. 35000/- per month as a govt employee. I used to pay Rs. 600/- per month as income tax. Will this amount be counted as zakah or not?

    Answer ID: 53066

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 892/892/M=07/1435) Income Tax is deducted by a government; it has nothing to do with Islamic zakah. You cannot count the amount which you pay in income tax as zakah. If you own wealth liable for zakah, then you will have to pay zakah separately. Zakah is the right of the poor and needy ones.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India