The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1805

A person can pay the khums of an item that is liable for khums from the item itself, or he can pay the monetary value of the khums that has become obligatory. However, if he wants to give something else on which khums has not become obligatory, then this is problematic (maḥall al‐ishkāl) [i.e. based on obligatory precaution, he cannot do this],9 unless he does so with authorisation from a fully qualified jurist.

9 As mentioned in Ruling 6, the term ‘problematic’ (maḥall al‐ishkāl) amounts to saying the ruling is based on obligatory precaution.