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A: If the fact is that the owner of the property delays the payment of due Zakah, although it is possible to pay it out of the money on which Zakah is due, he will in fact have committed a sin and injustice to the poor, the needy and other categories mentioned in the Qur'an to whom Zakah is given through delaying their rights and making exclusive use of it in widening the scope of his trade. He has to pay it to those deserving it once this ruling reaches him, ask Allah's forgiveness and repent to Allah from the sin he committed. (Part No. 9; Page No. 394) May Allah grant us success. May blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!