Q: I had 43
sheep when the Zakah collectors began collecting the Zakah. Then, when they came to me my sheep had become 33 sheep and the rest of them had died out of an illness. What is the ruling on the Zakah (obligatory charity) of the sheep?
Should I pay complete Zakah?
If the grazing sheep reach the Nisab (the minimum amount on which Zakah is due) and are kept for a full lunar year, Zakah becomes obligatory on them, even if they die before the Zakah collectors come. If the sheep grow less before the elapse of a full lunar year and fell short to reach the Nisab, then there is no Zakah due on them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, and companions!