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Overpayment of Zakâh will not count towards following year

Published: 27/08/2011 09:13:00 AM GMT
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If I paid my Zakâh in advance and at the end of the year find that I had greatly overestimated how much I owed, will the excess count towards my Zakâh of the following year?

Answered by

Sheikh Muhammad b. Sâlih al-`Uthaymîn

You may not consider the extra amount that you have paid to count towards the following year’s Zakâh.

The Prophet (peace be upon him): “Actions are only by intentions.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]

However, the extra amount will be considered as voluntary charity that is eligible for Allah's blessings.

Source: Islam Today

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