What is the Shari’ah position with regards to zakah on Murabaha home purchase plans?

Q: What is the Shari’ah position with regards to zakāh on Murabaha home purchase plans? الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: Under the Murabahah home purchase plan the client incurs a debt for the balance of the purchase price that is payable over an extended period [typically 25 years as mentioned]. […]

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How is Zakat paid on a ‘committee’ scheme between several individuals?

Q: How is Zakat paid on a ‘committee’ scheme between several individuals? I am currently calculating my Zakat for this year and wanted to know how we deal with a ‘committee’ which is a type of loan which is interest free, where there are a number of members and each member pays a certain amount and […]

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Do I still have to pay zakah on my badly-performing pension fund?

Q: Do I still have to pay zakāh on my badly-performing pension fund? If someone has a fund, which they have control over where it is invested, but they still can’t liquidate or access any part of it till they are 55, then s/he has to pay zakāh on the value of the fund (not […]

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zakat on NHS pension contribution

Q: I am still working and not in receipt of any of he pension but continue to contribute towards the scheme on a monthly basis. Are you able to advise me whether zakat is payable on the NHS pension scheme in specific?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: The NHS Pension Scheme, both pre […]

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Why does one need to pay Zakat on a pension plan if one does not get access till later?

 Q:  I have recently setup a SI pension plan account where I can manage the investment but the principal and the gains are not available to me till the age of 55. Is the investment value still zakatable in the years leading up to age 55?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: […]

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Is the US university pension scheme permissible?

Q: I would like to enquire whether it is permissible to join the USS pension scheme please? (https://www.uss.co.uk). It is offered by university employers. A: الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب The Universities Superannuation Pension Scheme is a Final Salary (defined benefit) pension scheme. The previous position of the Al-Qalam panel was that defined […]

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Is it permissible to take a business loan which requires payment of an insurance premium?

Hawkesbay Investment Corporation Limited The business is in conformity with standards and in line with normal  corporate ethics. Based on the loans agreement   drafted by our client and we guarantee that our client will only enter into a legitimate  business transaction as proposed with the funds. Legal & General Insurance  company  hereby  guarantee the safety […]

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Zakat on self invested personal pension

Q: How and when does a UK based SIPP ( Self invested personal pension ) begin to attract Zakat?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: A Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) is simply a tax efficient investment wrapper. The rules relating to zakat on investments will also apply to a SIPP. There are […]

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Do I need to pay Zakat on my pension each year or when I start receiving it?

Q: Do I need to pay Zakat on my pension each year or when I start receiving it at the age of 55? The pension is two fold. 1) My employer contributes £300 per month towards my chosen pension provider. 2) My annual bonus, rather than paying 40% tax on it, is paid to my […]

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