Sat 10 Saf 1435 - 14 December 2013
Zakaat on money
due whose payment is delayed
In the case of money due from the
government which is finally paid after many years, is zakaat due on this money when it is
received? And if so, is it to be paid for only one year? Or how is it to be calculated?
Praise be to Allaah.
If the case is as you describe, you should wait until a whole year has
passed, beginning from the date the money was received, then you should pay zakaat. There
is no zakaat due for the time that has passed because you did not possess the money in any
definite fashion. And Allaah knows best.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 9/284