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Salamun alaikum.

A plot of land belonged to my grandfather which was passed to my father and his siblings. They have all passed away and we have recently changed the title deeds to all our names. For the past many years the land was abandoned and no revenue had come out of it. We hope to use this land now for charity purpose. Therefore there will be no revenue to us, however during my father and his siblings time I believe there may have been some revenue. I am not sure that Khums was paid on the revenue after they inherited the land. Are we liable to pay Khums on their behalf on the assumption that it was not paid and how would we work out the amount.


Alaykum Salaam,

On the assumption that there is doubt as to the very existence of revenue on which Khums would be payable, no Khums is required in this case.