• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 66517Country: Saudi Arabia

    Title: Zakah on residential flats

    Question: I have a flat in which my mother and an unmarried sister lives. This is in my name. I have bought another flat for the purpose of living in it and I have bought it in my wife's name. We are still to be handed over the second house. Do I have to pay zakah on these flats?

    Answer ID: 66517

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 764/663/D=10/1437)

    No zakah is wajib on the said two flats. Zakah is wajib on things which is bought with the intention of business to earn profit. In such a case it becomes business item hence zakah becomes wajib on it. Both of your flats have been bought with intention to live; hence no zakah shall be wajib on their value. 

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India