Zakaa,women

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Aslkm Respected MuftiSaheb

As always, may this message find you and your team well inshaALLAH.

I have a series of questions which I ask MuftiSaheb to answer if possible please…

1. A lady now in her sixties, has for the most part of her life not been a ‘practising’ Muslim. Alhamdulillah, ALLAH SWT has given her hidaayat to perform her daily Salaahs and constantly be busy with Deeni amal, reading many kitaabs. She has compiled a handbook filled with excerpts from various kitaabs, without adding any of her own wording. She’s merely consolidated the info in a manner which reads like a handbook which she can refer to without looking through many kitaabs. A number of new Muslims have already used this info and have found it to be very convenient and useful, Alhamdulillah. They all agree that it contains simple, understandable terms. She would like to know if she can get this handbook ‘published’?

.If a woman is unemployed, is she liable to pay zakaat?

.As a woman at home, many people come to our door asking for charity. Is a woman allowed to take of her hubby’s money as niyyat it for zakaat on his behalf or on behalf of the family?

.Does the same apply for sadaqah and lillah? Does the money for charity have to be allocated by hubby?

. Hindu elderly neighbours always send food. For fear of offending them we accept. Are we allowed to then pass the food on to non-Muslim beggars?

. When they ask about how the food was, I tell them it was lovely, for fear of offending. They genuinely are sincere in their gifts. They’ve sort of adopted us and call on us daily to enquire about our wellbeing. Also, whenever we visit and check on them, they give my little ones sweets. Permissible?

. They are purely vegetarian. Is it permissible to consume their food? They’ve confirmed that they do not indulge in the practise of sprinkling cow urine on their food.

zkALLAHu Khair wal ahsanaal jazaal
asalaam

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Asked on July 5, 2009 12:00 am
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1) She must have the book checked, verified by some good Alim then may publish.
2) If the assets exceed or equal to the Nisaab.
3) No, take permission first.
4) Has to be allowed
5) Yes
6) Permissible.
7) Yes, better to abstain.
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Answered on July 5, 2009 12:00 am