Is my husband entitled to a share of the child benefits and tax credits, and anything purchased from them during my lifetime and after my death?

Q: Is my husband entitled to a share of the child benefits and tax credits, and anything purchased from them during my lifetime and after my death? I am in the process of making a Shariah Will. I would like to clarify some matters before finalising the will. I live in the United Kingdom. My […]

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Is zakah necessary on child benefit payments?

Q: Is zakāh necessary on child benefit payments? I wanted to know who is considered the owner of the child benefit given by the government. Is it the child or the mother? I believe that if it is the mother then zakāh will be compulsory. الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: […]

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As a higher rate taxpayer – I can reclaim some of my Zakah back from HMRC- How do I treat this?

Q: As a higher rate taxpayer – I can reclaim some of my Zakah back from HMRC – How do I treat this? I am a higher rate taxpayer and would claim gift aid on my zakāh “donation”. If I give £100, the charity will be able to claim another £28 or so. Fine. My […]

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Is it permissible to over claim benefits by under-declaring income?

Q: Is it permissible to over claim benefits by under-declaring income? الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: It is not permissible to over claim benefits by under-declaring one’s income. Any excess benefit fraudulently received in this manner is unlawful and must be returned to the state. However, if the excess benefit […]

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