Zakah on sheep

Q: A man had owned goats for fifteen years; however, he has not paid Zakah on them. The number of goats on average was forty, but at times they reached one hundred. Afraid of being sinful for not paying Zakah he wants to know the ruling on this, and the amount due if any. Note that he did give a four-year-old goat as Zakah for one of those years. Since that time, the goats have all died and now he has no livestock. Provide us with an answer! May Allah reward you with the best! A: It is Wajib (obligatory) to pay Zakah for sheep, if they are Sa'imah (are not fed, but are put out to pasture) most of the year, their number reaches forty, and a Hawl (one lunar year calculated from the time a property reaches the minimum amount upon which Zakah is due) has passed. This can be done every year. So, it is Wajib for the person in question to pay Zakah for the past years, for which he paid no Zakah, (Part No. 8; Page No. 34


A: It is Wajib (obligatory) to pay Zakah for sheep, if they are Sa'imah (are not fed, but are put out to pasture) most of the year, their number reaches forty, and a Hawl (one lunar year calculated from the time a property reaches the minimum amount upon which Zakah is due) has passed. This can be done every year. So, it is Wajib for the person in question to pay Zakah for the past years, for which he paid no Zakah, (Part No. 8; Page No. 34) in addition to offering Tawbah (repentance), and Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


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