The Zakah due on the debt of an insolvent person

Q 2: I gave my sister in Kuwait 2500 riyals to keep for me until any time that I might need them. Also, two months ago, I got another sum of 1500 riyals. Two years have passed since I entrusted the money to my sister. I paid the Zakah due on it for the first year. However, my question is: Must I pay Zakah on the money I entrusted to my sister as well as on the other sum I have? It should be noted that I have only had the 1500 riyals for two months. What is the ruling on this?

A: You must pay Zakah on the money that remains in your possession for one full lunar year if it reaches the Nisaab (the minimum amount on which Zakah is due). On the other hand, Zakah is not due on the money you have had for two months, but if you pay Zakah on it along with the other amount of money, this is better and more beneficial to the poor.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.