Considering the extra amount after discharging one's zakaat in advance as next years zakaat

Q: If a person pays his zakaat in advance, eg 50 000. Then on the day zakaat was due he realises the amount was only 10 000 due. Can he count this 40 000 extra he gave towards the next year's zakaat?

A: No. This intention could have been made at the time of discharging the zakaat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)