Please let me know if I can calculate my zakah and keep it aside to be disbursed at future date.
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Please let me know if I can calculate my zakah and keep it aside to be disbursed at future date. If it is possible, will I get the hasanah same 70 times as we get in ramadan.
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Zakah in ramadan
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Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1965 Narrated by Salman al-Farisi
Allah's Messenger (saws) said in a sermon
which he (saws) delivered to them on the last day of Sha'ban, A great month
(Ramadan), a blessed month, a month containing a night which is better than a
thousand months has approached you people. Allah has appointed the observance
of fasting during it as an obligatory duty, and the passing of its night in
prayer as a voluntary practice. If someone draws near to Allah during it with
some good act, he will be like one who fulfils an obligatory duty in another
month; and he who fulfils an obligatory duty in it will be like one who
fulfils seventy obligatory duties in another month. It is the month of
endurance and the reward of endurance is
Your Question: Please
let me know if I can calculate my zakah and keep it aside to be disbursed at
future date. If it is possible, will I get the hasanah same 70 times as we
get in ramadan.
Although it is absolutely permissible in Shariah for one to determine any date as the year-end for their annual zakah determinations, it would obviously be best that one to determine and pay their zakah dues during the blessed month of Ramadan.thus entitling their rewards to be multiplied in excess of seventy times.
If one intends to fulfill their zakah determination in the blessed month of Ramadan so that he may earn the full rewards, but for any reason whatsoever one is unable to pay his full zakah during the blessed month, or one simply does not have the full funds in cash to distribute them in Ramadan, or one does not find someone eligible to distribute their zakah in Ramadan, or one merely keeps a part of it aside to be distributed as the need arises during the year.there is absolutely no harm; and it is expected that their Lord will bestow upon them the same reward if they had distributed their full zakah in the blessed month of Ramadan.
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