Is there zakat on leased out property?

leased property

Question:

I own a house which I rent out.  Do I have to give zakāt on that property?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

In essence, only the following categories are zakātable:

1)     Gold and silver

2)     Cash

3)     Merchandise

4)     Agricultural produce

5)     Animals and livestock

A property on lease is not subject to zakāt.[1]  The rental received from the tenant will be added to one’s total wealth and will be subject to zakāt.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi,
www.darulfiqh.com

 


[1]  وَلَوْ آجَرَ عَبْدَهُ أَوْ دَارِهِ بِنِصَابٍ إنْ لَمْ يَكُونَا لِلتِّجَارَةِ لَا تَجِبُ مَا لَمْ يَحُلْ الْحَوْلُ بَعْدَ الْقَبْضِ فِي قَوْلِهِ (البحر الرائق ج 2 ص 224 أيج أيم سعيد)

فتاوى محمودية ج 9 ص 426 فاروقية

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