|Question ID 3346 - Zakat and Khums
|AsSalaamun ale kum
I left my homeland and came to a foreign land to earn my livelihood; the rule of the foreign land is that I must return to my homeland once my work tenure is over.
In my home land I do not have my own house and if I visit, I stay with my relatives, I’m saving for a basic need which has become very difficult as prices have risen a lot and the return to the homeland is inevitable.
I’m the sole earning member and we are prepared as a family that at some point I might have to send my family back and if we are unable to meet family expenses.
What is the khums treatment in my effort to meet my basic need where return to homeland is inevitable?
I’m under the taqleed of Agha Sistani, I currently work in Gulf and come from India.
|Answer:- =E2=80=8BKhums is obligatory on any extra amount which remains with you eve=
after spending on your and your family's lawful expences.=E2=80=8B If you d=
have any extra amount then there no Khums on that year, and if you have any
extra amount, you must pay it's Khums and you will have then the rest 80%
for you to save for your future expences. Money collected for buying a
house in the future are not exempted from Khums, but if you buy or
construct a house and stay in it, that amount of such resident where you
are living in, is exempted from Khums.