massallah pertaining to Zakaah

Question ID: 38626

1. i have received one hundred thousand rands from sale of my fathers home.
2. i have invested it in my brothers business.i receive between five to seven thousand rands per quarter(depends on business)
3. i now pay two thousand rands plus, rent to my brother for his home from the investment.
am i liable to pay zakat on above investment as the sum is dropping each month?
i am also in debts for about fifty thousand can i take zakat?

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Asked on August 10, 2010 12:00 am
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Pay your debts.
You do not have to pay Zakaat.
You can receive Zakaat to pay off your debts.

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Answered on August 10, 2010 12:00 am