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    Question ID: 57675Country: United Arab Emirates

    Title: Gold zakath

    Question: Can I sale my gold and give money as gold zakah? My husband have educational loan. Alhamdulillah, we are paying it on monthly basis. We want to clear the loan as they charge interest and its haram. So we planned to ask my father-in-law for money and give him back on monthly basis. Is it allowed in Islam?

    Answer ID: 57675

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 303/300/B=04/1436) Yes, you may sell your gold, and after deducting the amount of debt whatsoever amount remains in your hand you will have to pay its fortieth part as zakah. Your husband should not have taken the educational loan, as while paying the loan one has to pay the interest and paying interest is haram just as taking interest is haram. You may borrow money from your father-in-law. Whatsoever amount you take from him if you pay it back without any addition then it is lawful without doubt.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India