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Zakah on provident fund and gratuity

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Dear Brother,
i hv qustion about gratuity.
understand provident fund is zakat able, pls. advise about gatuity, do we hv to pay zakat on it?


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Zakah on provident fund and gratuity

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Beloved brother in Islam, whether it is provident fund or gratuity, the zakah will not be due on it unless and until one receives the money and has been in his possession for a period of twelve calendar months. Only when one actually receives the provident fund and/or the gratuity, then the zakah will be liable on it.


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