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assalaamualaykum
my husbands mother passed away about 13 years ago, she possessed jewellery which was in a safety deposit box at the bank which they had no access to till this year. they got the jewellery this year and had it valuated. should zakaat be calculated for the time that the jewellery came into their possession or for the full 13 years.

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Asked on August 15, 2010 12:00 am
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The jewellery will be now distributed to the rightful heirs. They will after 1 Islaamic lunar year.
Give Zakaat on it, if it is higher than the Nisaab, or adds to their current assets to equal or go above nisaab.
No Zakaat whilst no one was owner of the jewellery.
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Answered on August 15, 2010 12:00 am