There is a woman who was recently widowed – just before Ramadaan. She has two minor children. Her husband was unemployed at the time of his death. She is employed and is now in her Iddat but she has no guarantee of her job when her Iddat finishes (she is employed by a Muslim doctor who did not pay her well).
There is a large amount outstanding on her bond. If she does not make arrangement to pay off the arrears, she may lose the house. Her home is sparesly furnished – the stove is repairable.
The questions that need answering:
1. Can people help pay off the bond with interest monies?
2. Can Zakaat be utilised to pay off the bond?
3. Can we appeal to Muslim benefactors or anyone else to assist in paying off the bond? Either by way of appeals to friends, etc?