If the sheep which are stall-fed most of the year are raised for trade
If the sheep which are stall-fed most of the year are raised for trade and profit, it is obligatory to pay their Zakah as a commercial commodity according to its value at the completion of a Hawl (one lunar year calculated from the time a property reaches the minimum amount upon which Zakah is due). The start of a Hawl is from the time of their purchase if they were purchased (Part No. 8; Page No. 39) in credit. If the sheep was in cash, the beginning of the Hawl starts from the time of the possession of that money with which the sheep was bought. If the sheep was appointed for personal possession and not for trade, Zakah would not be obligatory on them since Zakah is only obligatory on the public pasture-grazing cattle which graze freely from the pasture all year round or most of it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.