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I have following question:

1) If a boy pray in zamat like jomma prayer, (may be he does not know prayer comletely) does he need to stay at the corner of the line or he can pray any line.

2) REGARDING ZAKAT- I have land besides my father house , do I need to pay zakat on the land as I don't generate any fund/income from the land.

 

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Zakah on wealth or income

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Q-1: If a boy pray in zamat like jomma prayer, (may be he does not know prayer comletely) does he need to stay at the corner of the line or he can pray any line

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.116 (part)

Abdullah ibn Ghanam related that Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (r.a.) gathered together the people of his tribe saying, " O Tribe of Ash'ari, gather together, and gather your women and children to teach them how the Messenger of Allah (saws) prayed with us in Madinah." They all gathered to watch him perform ablution. After it, he waited until the sun had just passed the meridian and there was some shade, and then he made the adhan. He put the men in the row closest to him, the children in a row behind the men, and the women in a row behind the children.

 

The practice of the Messenger of Allah (saws) in setting the rows for congregational prayers was that the men formed the rows immediately behind the imam leading the prayer; then the rows of children (below the age of puberty) were formed after the rows of men; and then the rows of women after the children.

 

Although prayer in congregation is not obligatory for children until they reach the age of puberty, it would be prudent for believing parents to encourage their children to attend the congregational prayers along with them, so that this blissful habit may be formed in their children from an early age.

 

Although the prayer of the adults is not invalidated simply because children are standing along with the adults in prayer, if one offers prayers in a mosque where there is an arrangement made for all the children to stand in a separate row behind the adult believers, or some amongst the adult believers are uncomfortable or cannot concentrate on their prayers with the children amongst them; one must talk to their children with love and tenderness, and explain to them that it would be best if they stood in the row of children behind the adult believers in the normal congregational prayers.

 

During the larger prayers like the Friday mid-day prayer, or the Eid prayers, or when one is fortunate enough to pray in the Sacred House in Makkah, or the Prophets (saws) mosque in Madinah, etc. when a large number of believers are gathered and one obviously fears for the safety of their children wandering away or getting lost, there is absolutely no harm in keeping ones children close to them and their praying beside them in congregation.

 

Q-2: REGARDING ZAKAT- I have land besides my father house , do I need to pay zakat on the land as I don't generate any fund/income from the land.

Respected brother, zakah in Islam is not due from ones annual income or profit one generates (or does not generate).but rather zakah is due from every individual (man, woman, or child) whose net excess assets are beyond the prescribed nisaab of approximately US1,000.00 and that asset has been in their possession for a period of one calendar year.

 

Thus brother, if your total net worth is beyond the prescribed nisaab of US$1,000.00 and you own a piece of land, absolutely irrespective of whether that land generates any income or not, you would be liable to pay zakah annually on the market value of the land at the rate of 2.50%.

 

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Burhan

 


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