Pay zakah in advance.
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My question is that can we pay zakat in advance (can I give next year`s zakat this this year)
please give the answer in the light of Quran and hadith.
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Pay zakah in advance
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Although ‘zakah’ is due on one’s net excess assets only after they have been in one’s possession for a period of one full calendar year, the absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that if for any reason whatsoever, one pays one’s ‘zakah’ dues in advance, or fulfills the ‘zakah’ which are due from them for the next year….there is absolutely no harm and one would have deemed to have fulfilled their obligation unto their Lord. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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