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8. Alms Tax (Zakat)

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  • Ruling 2013

    If someone possesses only one ṣāʿ of wheat and suchlike, it is recommended that he gives zakāt al‑fiṭrah. In the event that he has dependents and he wants to give their fiṭrah as well, he can give that …

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  • Ruling 2014

    If after sunset on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr a woman gives birth to a child, it is not obligatory to give fiṭrah for the child. However, if before sunset a woman gives birth or marries and the …

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  • Ruling 2015

    If a person is a dependent of someone and before sunset he becomes a dependent of someone else, his fiṭrah is obligatory on the person of whom he became a dependent. For example, if a girl moves to …

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  • Ruling 2016

    A person whose fiṭrah is obligatory on another person is not obligated to give his fiṭrah himself. However, if the other person does not or cannot give his fiṭrah, then based on precaution it becomes obligatory on him …

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  • Ruling 2017

    If a person whose fiṭrah is obligatory on another person gives his own fiṭrah, the obligation on the one who must give it is not exempted.

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  • Ruling 2018

    A person who is not a sayyid cannot give fiṭrah to a sayyid, and even if that sayyid is his dependent, he cannot give that sayyid’s fiṭrah to another sayyid.

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  • Ruling 2019

    The fiṭrah of a child who is breastfed by its mother or a wet nurse is obligatory on the person who pays for the living expenses of the mother or the wet nurse. However, if the mother or …

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  • Ruling 2020

    Even if a person pays for the living expenses of his dependents with property that he has acquired unlawfully, he must give their fiṭrah from property that he has acquired lawfully.

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  • Ruling 2021

    If a person hires someone like a builder, carpenter, or a servant, and pays for his living expenses in a manner that the hired person is considered to be his dependent, he must give the hired person’s fiṭrah

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  • Ruling 2022

    If a person dies before sunset on the eve of Eid al‑Fiṭr, it is not obligatory to give his and his dependents’ fiṭrah from his estate. However, if a person dies after sunset, then based on the opinion …

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