Calculating Zakaat on Pension Funds and distribution to beneficiaries

Question ID: 27105

It is compulsory for employees to invest a portion of their salaries in a Pension Fund.After retirement,employees have access to one third of the entire fund.Thereafter,the two thirds of the fund will be paid to employees on a monthly basis.If an employee passes away,the remainder of the two thirds of the fund will be given to the beneficiaries of the fund.What portion of the fund forms part of one’s estate and what portion of it is zakaatable ?

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Asked on October 7, 2016 9:39 pm
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السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

When he gets the 1/3 and is the one paying Zakaat then pay on that amount.
If he happily has ceded it to the beneficiaries then he does not pay Zakaat on it, for it is not his.

وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ وَمَغْفِرَتُهُ
Mufti Elias

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Answered on October 12, 2016 2:17 pm