Zakaat on jewellery, loans and outstanding debts


1. Is zakaat mandatory on the jewellery given by the in laws at the time of nikaah, which is with me after my divorce? My ex husband told me that he will pay my meher and take that jewellery back but it's almost one and half year. Should I give zakaat of that as I am giving zakaat of my other things?

2. Is zakaat mandatory on my saved money, of last 6-8 months?

3. Is zakaat to be given on my money which was given to my ex husband as a loan, but now as we got divorced, there is less chances of repay?

4. What about the meher which is also not paid?


1. If the jewellery was given to you as your own then it belongs to you. It is not right for your husband to take it away. When it belongs to you, you have to give zakaat on it.

2. Yes.

3. If it is very unlikely that he is going to pay you then you do not have to pay zakaat for it.

4. This is also not zakaatable.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)