Calculating Zakaat In Ramadhaan

Q: My family members and I have always (since I have had to pay, i.e. 7 years) been paying zakaat in Ramadhaan, although we are suppose to pay our zakaat in other months. We have also been calculating zakaat in Ramadhaan. What do I do to rectify the situation?

A: Work out the difference between the amount of wealth in Ramadhaan and your zakaatable year. If there is any additional zakaah to be paid then pay it out.

( وسببه ) أي سبب افتراضها ( ملك نصاب حولى ) نسبة للحول لحولانه عليه (الدر المختار 2/259)

( ولو عجل ذو نصاب ) زكاته ( لسنين أو لنصب صح ) لوجود السبب (الدر المختار 2/293, نور الإيضاح ص154)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)