17 Nov, 2017 | 27 Safar, 1439 AH

Assalamu Alaikum, Muhtaram Asatza karam sahib, muje recently apse shadi k liye zakat k pesy leny k hawale se fatwa mila hy jis my muje apki taraf se buhat asani faraham howi hay, myra sawal tha k muje mangi kiye howe 7 sal howy hay lekin nachari ki waja se aur kamra na hony ki waja se hum shadi nai kar sakty. myre walid sab ne 30 sal Mehnat mazdori karny k bad unho no ek ek rupia karky 50 se 60 hazar jama kiye hy, apne fatwy me ye wazih farmaya tha k agar ap zakat k mustahiq hay to zakat k pesy le sakty hy, lekin yaha main masla darpaish howa hy abbu k pas 50 hazar rupy 30 salo ki jama gunji b hy jo abbu ne bataya k ye myne tumhari shadi aur walima k liye he jama ki hy, lekin hum is waqt buhat zyada majbur hay ap hazrat myre aur myre ghar walo k liye kuch asani ka muamla farmaye. Allah jazaye khair de

Summary of asked question:

With regard to receiving amount of Zakat,  you have written that one can take the zakat amount if he is “Mustahiq”; a real deserving for zakat as per Shariah. My father has saved Rs 50,000 or Rs 60,000 after his sheer hardwork and struggle of 30 years and he has told me  that he has kept this amount for my marriage and Walima ceremony. In this situation, am I eligible to  take Zakat ? Am I still ‘mustahiq’ for Zakat?

الجواب حامدا ومصلیا

If the adult (grown up, baligh) children of a a rich man (a person who is liable to give Zakat, ‘Sahib-e- Nisab’) are poor (meaning by that  they donot have 52.5 ‘tola’ of Silver /Chandi, or amount equal to its value or extra/spare house hold goods in their possession ) ,  they can be given Zakat. As per the Question you asked and situation therein,  You can get Zakat as You donot have 52.5 ‘tola’ of Silver /Chandi, or amount equal to its value or extra/spare house hold goods in your own possession. Furthermore, the amount which you have mentioned in your question cannot be termed as yours because you are not its real owner and it is not in your actual possession. So,  you do not become Sahib-e-Nisab because of this amount.

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