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Zakah only in ramadhan.

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i would like to ask u one thing tht is, zakaat actually end of this ramadan i didnt pay the zakaat due to crisis of money so let me know about Zakaat shall i have to pay it now bcoz somebody told me tht u have to pay same amount every month bcoz u didnt pay zakaat end of ramadan.

please clearify this in the light of quran and hadeeth 


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Zakah only in ramadhan

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There is absolutely no obligation upon the believers to pay their zakah dues in the month of Ramadhan or at any other specific time of the year. The reason most believers prefer to pay their full zakat dues during the month of Ramadan, is because Ramadan is a blessed and holy month, and every good deed done in the month of Ramadan has a manifold increase in the sight of Allah Subhanah as compared to deeds done in other months. But if for any reason, one wishes to pay their zakat dues in other months, it is absolutely lawful, permissible and within the limits of Shariah.


There is also no obligation upon the believers to pay their annual zakah dues in equal installments throughout the year; one is at absolute liberty to pay their zakah dues in one lump sum at any time of the calendar year, or in separate batches.whichever is convenient for them. What is of paramount importance is that one strive to pay their annual zakah dues in that calendar year.


Beloved brother, if for any reason you have not paid the obligatory zakah dues for the past year, you should fear Allah your Lord and strive to fulfill those dues as soon as you possibly can.


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