Ask a question

Home Q&A Zakaat Criteria for Zakaat

Q: What criteria is used when determining whether a person in debt can receive Zakaah?

1. If the person owns a house and a car, will he be expected to dispose of either or at least to downscale?

2. If he has a house which is sufficient for his family but it is in a more affluent area will he be expected to sell and move to a cheaper area?

1. No. It is not necessary for him to sell assets that he requires.

2. No.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Council of Ulama Eastern Cape questions:

All questions are answered according to the Hanafi Mazhab unless otherwise stated.

TheĀ Council of Ulama Eastern Cape answers issues pertaining to Islamic Law. Thereafter these questions and answers are placed for public view on for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and can not be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment.

Council of Ulama Eastern Cape bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.

The rulings herein given are specifically based on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.

Council of Ulama Eastern Cape bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer. Council of Ulama Eastern Cape being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.

This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of the Council of Ulama Eastern Cape.