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Dear Burhan Bhai
Asalam alu kum iwant ask regarding zakat we are staying in joint family what we are earning we have not kept any thing seperately whole and sole my father is taking care of all things property rent etc
for last three i paid zakat but this time my father paid zakat for all of us can u tell me is it correct or wrong can u give me correct answer.
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Zakah paid by guardian father husband

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If the total nett worth of any believer, regardless of whether that wealth belongs to a man, woman, or child, is more than the prescribed ‘nisaab’ of 7.5 tolas of gold (app. 85 grams or app. Value US$1,000.00), then the person is liable to pay the obligatory zakat of 2.5% on their excess wealth which has been in then possession for a full calendar year.


If one’s total nett worth is less than the prescribed ‘nisaab’, then one does not have to pay any ‘zakaah’ on their wealth. Thus in principle, if the value of one’s excess wealth (regardless of whether the wealth belongs to a man, woman or child) is above the prescribed ‘nisaab’, then it is absolutely obligatory that one purify their wealth by paying the annul ‘zakah’ on their excess wealth after it has been in their possession for a period of one full calendar year.


Although the primary responsibility of paying the zakah lies on the person who owns the wealth, if for any reason the head of the family or the husband or the father chooses to pay the zakah for the wealth owned by those under his direct authority (his wife, his children, etc.), there is absolutely no harm.


Regardless of whether one pays the zakah for the wealth they own themselves, or whether their father or husband or guardian chooses to pay the zakah for the wealth owned by them…..provided the annual zakah dues are paid on the excess wealth, one would have deemed to have fulfilled their obligatory duty unto their Lord Most High.


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