Q: What is the ruling in relation to zakāh on my salary?
For e.g. an individual who is paid his salary at the end of the month has to calculate his zakāh on the 25th of the month. Does he have to pay zakāh on the proportion of salary owed to him on the 25th of the month?
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A: The proportion of salary owed to him on the 25th of the month is categorised as a ‘weak debt’ and is not liable to zakāh.
For a detailed breakdown, please see The Categorisation of Debt for Zakah Purposes research paper on the Al Qalam website.