Zakaah on the deceased’s estate

Question 41: When should the Zakaah (obligatory charity) on an inheritance be paid? Should it be paid when the heirs receive it or after they have had it for one year? Also what is the ruling on gifts, whether they are in the form of cash or real estate?

Ans: Zakaah should be paid on an inheritance one year after the death of the deceased, because the ownership of the estate of someone who dies is transferred to their heirs from the date of their death… read more here.

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