Zakah on foods bought for eating

Q: Some years ago, in the month of Ramadan, I bought a piece of land with the intent to sell it. In the month of Rabi` of this year, I sold the land and used part of the money I got from it to meet some of my personal needs. I still have some of the money from the sale left over and I want to use it to buy a house to live in or do some business. Should I pay the Zakah (obligatory charity) due on this sum in Ramadan or in Rabi`?

A: Since this sum is part of the price of the land that you bought in Ramadan, you must pay the Zakah on this sum in Ramadan, not in Rabi`.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.