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Can one pay Zakat in lumpsum amount?

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dear brother burhan saheb.asalam

aleikum.w.rahmatullahe wa barakatuh.

i have also a quistion in this regard.can one pay the zakwat in lamsum amount if he really dont know the correct figures.

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Can one pay Zakat in lumpsum amount?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


There is no harm if one pays his zakat dues in a lumpsum amount, or in installments.


Allah Subhanah has made the payment of zakah obligatory on every eligible believer. If one can accurately calculate his zakat dues, he may pay the exact 2.5% of his net worth which has been with him for a year. But if one has so much wealth, or for some reason, is not able to calculate his net worth accurately; he must try and calculate the zakat value on the higher side. That would be purer for him, simply because whatever amount he pays in the Cause of Allah over and above the zakat dues, will be recorded as voluntary charity or ‘sadaqa’. But if one intentionally pays an amount less that his actual zakah dues, he will be held severely accountable in the Court of Allah Subhanah.


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Your Brother in Islam,





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