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Zakah on disability allowance

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aslam-o-alaikum, i just want 2 know 1 thing that my husband is a disabled person do u think i should pay zakat from his disaqbilty living alunce? 


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Zakah on disability allowance

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Zakah in Islam is not paid on the income, but rather on the net worth which has been in oneís possession for a period of one full calendar year. Thus if the disability allowance of the person is such that after having paid all the expenses, there is a balance amount left in the personís possession for a period of one full calendar year; then one should pay 2.5% zakah on the balance funds.


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