Conditions of Zakah: Passage of a Hawl

A: Zakah only becomes due on property after the lapse of a Hawl (one lunar year calculated from the time a property reaches the minimum amount upon which Zakah is due). Since your father died, his wealth belongs to the heirs and thus no Zakah is due on this money until a Hawl passes, starting from the day when your father died. You are not required to pay Zakah on the third of the wealth that your father had the right to bequest.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.