Paying zakaat for one's wife

Q: I have to pay a loan of Rs. 600,000 and my wife also has gold. Approximately 10 tolla for which zakat is applicable @2.5%. The question is that, do I have to pay zakaat on my wife's gold and pay back my loan?

A: Your wife's zakaat is not your obligation. She must pay the zakaat for her wealth. You take care of yourself.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)