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8. Alms Tax (Zakat)

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  • Ruling 2003

    A person who at the time of sunset (ghurūb) on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr13 is bāligh and sane, and not unconscious, poor, or a slave, must give on his behalf and on behalf of those who are …

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  • Ruling 2004

    If a person cannot meet his and his family’s living expenses for one year and does not have an occupation by which he can meet his and his family’s expenses for one year, then such a person is …

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  • Ruling 2005

    A person must give fiṭrah on behalf of all those who are considered to be his dependents at the time of sunset on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr, irrespective of whether they are young or old, Muslims or …

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  • Ruling 2006

    If a person appoints his dependant who is in another town to be his agent and give the dependant’s fiṭrah from that person’s property, in the event that he is confident that he will give the fiṭrah, it …

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  • Ruling 2007

    It is obligatory on one to give the fiṭrah of a guest who arrives at his house before sunset on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr and spends the night at his place and is considered to be his …

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  • Ruling 2008

    The fiṭrah of a guest who arrives at one’s house after sunset on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr is, based on precaution, obligatory on the host provided that the guest is considered to be the host’s dependent; otherwise, …

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  • Ruling 2009

    If a person is insane at the time of sunset on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr and his insanity continues until the time for ẓuhr prayers on the day Eid al‑Fiṭr, zakāt al‑fiṭrah is not obligatory on him; …

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  • Ruling 2010

    If before sunset a child becomes bāligh, or an insane person becomes sane, or a poor person becomes rich, and if that person meets the conditions that make it obligatory on one to give fiṭrah, he must give …

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  • Ruling 2011

    If at the time of sunset on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr a person does not meet the conditions that make it obligatory on him to give fiṭrah but before the time for ẓuhr prayers on the day …

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  • Ruling 2012

    If a disbeliever becomes Muslim after sunset on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr, it is not obligatory on him to give zakāt al‑fiṭrah. However, if a Muslim who was not a Shia becomes a Shia after the moon …

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