Zakaat on Retirement Annuity, Jewellery, Shares

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Q: Is zakaah payable on retirement annuity/provident fund/preservation fund? And investment property that is still bonded? And what if you have excess cash in bond? Shares? And what about zakaat on rental but property is bonded? Also must zakaah be paid on jewellery? Shafi mathab please.

A:
There is no zakaat on a Retirement Annuity that is held and funded by the company one works for. One day when you receive the cash from the Retirement Fund and it remains in your possession for one Islamic year, zakaat for that year will then become compulsory.

The excess cash in the bond is yours, it is there for safe keeping, so Zakaat will be paid on it, but if you had intended that as a payment, never to be taken out then it is not yours so no  Zakaat.

Rental is cash in your hands so Zakaat will be paid on it, irrespective of whether the property is still bonded.

Zakaah is compulsory on gold and silver in whatever form, e.g. in the form of coins, jewellery, etc. That jewellery which being used or at least one intends using it will not be liable for Zakaah. If one does not intend using it then Zakaat will be compulsory on it.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Brother in Law as Mahram

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Q: Can a lady go for umrah with her sister and the sister's husband? The sister's husband will be her mahram.

A:
A brother in law cannot serve as a Mahram.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Marriage and Sodomy

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Q: I have been married to a woman and at the same time committed sodomy with other males. The question I would like to ask is that is my nikah (marriage) with my wife still valid because I heard that it takes us out of nikah? Please pray for me I have since then repented.

A:
Your Nikah is not affected. The Nikah is intact.

May Allah Ta'aala protect you, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Intimacy and Bath

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Q: A husband uses protection before entering his wife in sexual intercourse but for some reason the action was not completed. No fluid was discharged. Does ghusul (bath) become compulsory?

A
: Once he enters, with or without protection, Ghusl becomes compulsory.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Copying Wife's Words and Divorce

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Q: A wife says: "I marry you, I marry you, I marry you, no no no, I divorce, divorce, divorce." If the husband mimics his wife's words with no intention but merely copies her words, is this considered divorce? The husband was not even aware he had done something wrong.

A:
Divorce will not take place. He should take care in the future.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Months and Baby Names

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Q: Which pious, righteous Islamic names are suitable and appropriate for baby girls born in the month of Shawaal?

A:
Names do not go with months. Choose from the names of the pious ladies; e.g. the Sahaabiyaat, the wives and daughters of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam or any name with a good meaning.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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