Will zakāt paid in advance suffice for the fluctuation in the wealth during the course of the year?

Question:

A person already gave R2500 zakāt for this year 1433 on his R100,000 in advance.  During the year, he spent R10,000 of it, then just before the first of Ramadhan, the end of his zakāt year, he again acquires R10,000.  Will he have to give zakāt on this R10,000 for the current year or will it be considered to be paid since the capital at the beginning of the year is exactly the same at the end of the year. 

Answer:

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

 

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

 One will not have to pay zakāt for the R10,000 acquired during the course of the year.  Zakāt will be considered to be paid as the value of the assets at the end of the year is considered.  The fluctuation of wealth during the course of the year is not considered.[1]

 

 And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

 

Mawlana Faraz ibn Adam
Student Darul Iftaa
Leicester, United Kingdom

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 


[1] وأما المستفاد في أثناء الحول فيضم إلى مجانسه ويزكي بتمام الحول الأصلي (مراقي الفلاح ص 171 المكتبة العصرية)

فتاوى محمودية ج 9 ص 315 إدارة الفاروق

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