|Question ID 2696 - Zakat and Khums
|Salam un alike
1} i have been searching/reading about Khums and Zakat for a while and i dont seem to understand it specially KHUMS.
2} i have bought a Car/Bed and some other stuff for the house. How do i Calculate all this since i forgot how much i spent ?
3} My Mother bought Gold for $3200 what is the Khums for this and also we are selling our house shall we give Khums ?
4} can i pay my Khums on the first day of the Month of Muharram every year ? i need a good explanation on Khums sense i am confused. Thankyou
> 1} i have been searching/reading about Khums and Zakat for a while and i
> dont seem to understand it specially KHUMS.
A1. Khums is an obligatory act on every Muslim who has earnings more than
his expenses. The yearly remaining amount must applied for Khums which 20%
of it. This Khums is divided into two equal parts ; one for the Imam who
spends it in serving people and religion, and the second part is for poor
Sadaat who are from the family tree of Bani Hashim.
Khums has been mentioned in Quran ( Surat Al-Anfal, verse 41).
Hundreds of authentic Hadeeths have come from the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul
> 2} i have bought a Car/Bed and some other stuff for the house. How do i
> Calculate all this since i forgot how much i spent ?
> A2. If you bought these items or any other item which for usual use, there
> is no Khums bro died that you bought it from the income of the same year of
> purchase, and not from money which was with you for one year or more. If
> you used money which was with you for one year or more, you must pay the
> Khums of the purchase price. If you do not know the exact amount, you may
> estimate and pay accordingly.
> 3} My Mother bought Gold for $3200 what is the Khums for this and also we
> are selling our house shall we give Khums ?
> A3. If the gold Is bought for usual wearing and the money was earned in
> the same year of purchase, then there is no Khums. If the gold was been
> purchased from money which was with you since one year or more, then Khums
> is obligatory on the amount of purchase.
Selling your house: if the house is your residence, and you sell and buy
another house and live in it, then there is no Khums on house of residence.
If the house is not for residence but for any other purpose, Khums will be
applicable on it.
> 4} can i pay my Khums on the first day of the Month of Muharram every year
A4. You must pay Khums At least once every year. You may decide the date
and calculate all your ownership and pay 20% of it. The remaking 80% will
be pure money, and no Khums on it even in the future years. Only additional
amounts on that pure money, will be applicable for Khums in the future.
Keep in mind that Khums is nor a charity or donation, but it is Amanat with
us which must be given to its owners and when we give it, we are not
obliging any one, but giving back the right of other which has kept with us
as an Amanat.