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zakaat on rental income


As Salaamaulaikum  Respected Mufti, I have few questions with regards to Zakaat.

1. I own a house which I have given on rent however i still owe money on the house. My question is do I have to give Zakaat on the  percentage of the share value of the property which I own?

2.  Do I have to give Zakaat on the rental Income?

3. Since i am owing some money on the house will this affect my Zakaat. In other words will I have to subtract this amount when I am calculating my Zakaat?

Your help will be highly appreciated

Jazkallahu kahiran



                                            السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته                                           

حامدًا وّمصليًا وّمسلمًا

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


We received your question regarding zakaat on a rental home and the income derived from it. Our response is as follows:

Zakaat is compulsory on the rental income derived from the rental home and not the value of the share of the property that is owned.[1]

The general principle is that all the loans payable can be deducted from the value of Zakaatable assets when calculating the amount of Zakaah. But in modern conditions, since this debt is a long term debt the rule of thumb is that one will only deduct the amount which is due on the month in which one is discharging the Zakaat.


And Allaah Ta’ala knows best


Answered by:

Musayyab Sahib

11th Ramadhan 1441

5th May 2020

Checked and approved by:

[Mufti] Mohammad Irshad Motara


[1] ومنها كون المال نصابا {الفتاوى الهندية ج1 ص172}،


إذا اشترى دارا أو عبدا للتجارة فآجره خرج من أن يكون للتجارة لأنه لما آجره فقد قصد الغلة فقد خرج عن حكم التجارة {الفتاوى التاتارخانية ج2 ص239، باب زكوة عروض التجارة}


(ولا زكوة على مكاتب ولا ثياب البدن وأثاث المنزل ودور السكنى ونحوها وكذا الكتب) قال ابن عابدين رحمه الله: ونحوها اى كثياب البدن الغير المحتاج إليها وكالحوانيت والعقارات {رد المحتار على الدر المختار ج2 ص265 ، كراتشى}


وأنظر أيضًا: فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا ج3 ص140، زمزم

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