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  1. I will start this thread with the first hand experience I have had from dealing with this person. I gave him charity, zakat and khums money and later, found out from a very reliable source that the khums and charity money never reached its intended recipient. After I was deceived by this man, I searched on the internet and found many other websites which expose the lies this person has spread. Unfortunately for me, all the khums and zakat money donated to this person has been lost. I wish I had checked his name on internet before giving him any donations. Here are some other we
  2. Assalaam Malaikum brothers and sisters, I have a few questions about Zakat as religious duty, as I am trying to learn more about Islam. My first questions is what is the difference between paying Zakat and paying Khums? What are the best websites or articles I could goto to find out more? My second question is if I were to be giving to any charity in general (such as a charity organization for the poor and homeless - but without any religious affiliation) would that be considered paying zakat? Or would I need to pay zakat to strictly an Islamic organization designed for charity? Thank y
  3. Salaam alaikum, Obviously in the last 20 years property prices in Europe/Canada/US have gone up. Sure there have been fluctuations, but in terms of $ what you pay for a house now is more than what you'd have paid for it 20 years ago. The entire market has increased. For example in an area near me a house was sold for $220,000 in 1996. And in 2018 it was sold for $1.55m So for all the people that own second homes (maybe it's sitting empty, or they're renting it out), have they had to pay 20% of the value increase each year?
  4. Salam Alaykom, I have 2 questions: 1) If your Khums date is for example 1/1/2020 but you want to buy a car before that date and it is a car that you don't need how do you calculate your khums on the car? If for example the car is £50,000 do you put 20% on top making the car price £60,000? 2) Is it possible to be rich following the Khums law? Thank you
  5. Why is there no zakaat or khums on gold jewellery when it is actually like a savings for most people which can be converted into money? Especially in the sub continent that's a way of savings. While in the Sunni school of thought, they have scary stories of what will happen to those ladies who don’t pay zakaat on the gold jewellery they have. Did I miss something?
  6. My Marja’ (Saanei) is non-responsive to questions posed on his English website. It is literally illegal to send money from the US to Iran, so what are people’s thoughts on giving khums to whatever person or group would be in greatest need directly? There are Shi’a here in the US that need help just as much as in Qom or Najaf.
  7. Salam, Can someone tell me what the difference is between zakat, khums and sadaqa! Many thanks.
  8. Salam aleikum! This will be my first post here, so apologies if I post this in wrong place or something. Im still learning how to use this amazing forum So I have a question. I am non-sayed woman and I am married to sayed man alhamdulillah. According to what I have understood is that sayeds cannot receive sadaqa but poor and needy sayeds can have their share from khums (sahme sadat). As for me, sayed's non-sayed wife, can I also for example eat from that money if there would me time that my husband needed part from khums? Also I have more questions. In my situation, as i am non-syed
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    [MOD NOTE: All personal information [EDIT] was removed. Please do not post personal information that can be used to identify you or someone else. Whatever you post on the Internet will be read by scammers and spammers.] Salaam My Fellow Brothers and Sister, [EDIT] I have been asking on many chats and forums but none were able to help me out in this situation. All I need is information that who can help me out and provide me with KHUMS here in karachi as this is my right and I'm syed. [EDIT]
  10. Assalam O Alaikum! I want to understand the difference between Zakat and Khums with Reference to Quran and Hadith. If there are different opinions on Zakat and Khums, please do share! I am here with the purpose of learning and understanding. Kind regards, Muhammad Danial
  11. Salaam, What is the ruling on paying Khums on Retirement Plans? In the US, we can have our employer deduct a certain portion of our paycheck and put it in a retirement account. Sometimes, the employer matches our percentage. If I put in 3% of my paycheck, then the employer will put in another 3% and so on. I can't pull the money out of this retirement account until 67. Is it my money? Yes Can I pull it out before retiring? No Is there a penalty for pulling out early? Yes Is it taxed? No (unless it is a roth ira) When is it taxed? Upon withdrawal at retirement When i
  12. Hello, Lets say I sold House A (which was my residence) for $150,000 and moved to another city where I bought House B for $200,000 (the extra $50,000 were financed by loan). House A was originally bought for $100,000 which was financed by a loan that I payed back in installments that payed every month from my paycheck (i.e. none of the money used to pay for the house had khums payed on them). House B is a bit larger than House A. But it is still within the norm for someone like me (i.e. it's not extravagant. House A was actually smaller than what other people like me own). Do I h
  13. SAlam to all, I would like to know about "Khums" on which things Khums is necessary?, and how many percentage will be on yearly income?
  14. Salam to all, If I want to pay my yearly income khums to my any needy family member, so, may I give them or not???
  15. Salaam. Is a student obligated to pay zakat and khums, assuming he earns an amount of money which he is able to save after incurring several expenses? Or is it sufficient that the head of the family is paying? If a person has failed to pay khums and has an amount of money saved (after all the expenses are calculated) what amount is he required to pay as khums, provided he does not know how to distinguish between his yearly savings and assets on which khums is payable? Thank you. May the infinite mercy of Allah be upon each of you.
  16. As-Salamu 'Alaikum, I was doing a research on khums in Sunni fiqh. At a point, I wanted to find out how and when Abu Bakr and 'Umar paid Imam 'Ali, Umm Abiha Fatimah, Imam al-Hasan and Imam al-Husayn, 'alaihim as-salam, their shares of khums, in line with the Qur'an: واعلموا أنما غنمتم من شيء فأن لله خمسه وللرسول ولذي القربى واليتامى والمساكين وابن السبيل إن كنتم آمنتم بالله وما أنزلنا على عبدنا يوم الفرقان يوم التقى الجمعان والله على كل شيء قدير And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allah, and to the Messenger, and
  17. This topic is for a friend who has a question regarding Khums, and she follows Ayatollah Sistani.
  18. (BISMILLAH) (SAlam) I hope you are all in the best of health and Iman. Since a number of threads about Khums and Saadat have been cropping up recently, while trying to answer one of them, a question came up in my mind. If the point is to help all poor, whether Syed or not and whether through Khums or Zakat, why do our laws make Khums the exclusive source from which poor Saadat can be helped with? Why not just allow all the poor, whether Syed or not, to be helped from the Zakat? Why is Zakat haraam for the Syeds? While I remember coming across the reasoning sometime ago, in a lecture, I'v
  19. (salam) I have these basic questions. 1/When do the regular (i.e. non sayyed) poor people benefit from khums? Do they get a share from the Imam's share? 2/Why is the saadat part dedicated to Sayyeds only? We always read the sadaat part is for sayyeds because they cannot perceive zakat and sadaqa. But if we compare 20% of the Ummah's income excedent (Khums) with Zakat there is surely much more income in khums and I cannnot help but think this is not fair, especially when most shias today do not pay Zakat which is limited to crops, gold&silver and cattle.. 3/ Are there reliable sources abou
  20. Asalamalikum, I'm turning 22 (female) this year and have never paid khums. I always thought you don't have to if you are dependent on your parents(as I live with them and attend college)I have held a few part time jobs in the past but just minimum wage jobs for a few months at a time. Also, if it is wajib on me how would I calculate it? I understand it is 1/5th of what is left over, but of what? Can someone please give me an example and also tell me what things khums needs to be calculated for ex: clothes, makeup? Also, if I don't have a job what am I supposed to pay the khums from? Thank Yo
  21. Sallam aalykum, I have some questions regarding khums. Since I follow Sayed Ali Sistani, please provide answers (not opinions or baseless answers) based on what Sayed Sistani says. I receive financial aid as a student, money that I do not have to pay back and can spend on anything such as clothing, school books, etc. Do I pay khums on this? My parents give me "allowances" which I save up. Do I pay khums on this gift they give me? My school also paid money towards my tuition though I did not see nor handle that money. Is khums required on this?
  22. I want to contact the office of official representative of Rehber Imam Ali Khamenei in india i.e Hujjatul Islam Agha Mehdi Mehdavipur. I wanted to submit my khums, but cant get any trusted representative for submitting the same. can any one help me get his office contact number.....or mail
  23. Salam everyone , I have one inquiry regarding the khums, if its obligatory or not.. If I as a father have a business and i pay my khums obligations, my children work with me and they receive their salary from me. Are they obligated to pay khums? :mellow:
  24. I am asking this question with lot of hesitation, Can any one explain me satisfactorily why the progeny of Prophet (a.s.) ( called as sayyads) be given special treatment in distribution of Khums ? is this not unfair to other people ? why any one should be given any special status or treatment just because he happens to be from the progeny of the Prophet (a.s.) ? surely if he is born as a sayyad, it is not due to his good deeds.Prophet himself has clearly taught us that every one is equal in front of Allah, the only factor which differentiates is their good deeds or bad deeds. The son of Prophe
  25. Salam, Sorry if this has been asked already. Say i earn 20k a year, and at the end of the year i have no savings. I spent most of the money on mortgage and other living cost e.g food, travel. however on the odd occasion clothes and mobiles ect. Where does khums apply in this case and for which things do i need to take out khums throughout the year? PLEASE ANSWER. Thanks
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