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Zakâh on real property

Published: 27/08/2011 09:14:00 AM GMT
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I have two plots of land. Upon one, we are building our house. The other is still empty land. Must I pay Zakâh on either of these properties?


Answered by

Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî, former professor at al-Imâm University in Riyadh

You do not have to pay Zakâh on the plot of land where you are building your house.

As for the other plot of land, if you intend to use it as a source of income, then you have to pay Zakâh on it; otherwise, you do not.

And Allah knows best.

Source: Islam Today




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