What does basic needs consist of

DWQA QuestionsCategory: zakaatWhat does basic needs consist of
JonSnow Staff asked 3 years ago

What does hawaaij-e-asliya (basic needs) consist of?

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JonSnow Staff answered 3 years ago

One condition for zakaah to be waajib is that the extra wealth in a person’s possession is free from his basic needs. And basic needs consist of: a) Everyday’s expenditure for one’s family and other relatives. b) One’s house, clothes, transport, tools for working purpose, machines and other instruments through which a person earns his living. c) One will take the whole year’s expenditure into consideration in his basic needs. The money saved for the following year’s expenditure will not be counted in basic needs.