Az-Zakah on Wealth that is kept for Marriage

Question :
A man saved some money for his son over a number of years so that the son get married. Is he obligated to pay any Zakah on this wealth of his? This is in consideration of the fact that he does not intend anything with this money other than getting his son married.

Answer :
He must pay Az-Zakah on all of the money that he saved if it was in his possession for a year, even if he intended to use this money to get his son married. This is because as long as the money was with him it was considered his possession, and he must pay it Zakah every year until it is used for the marriage. This is due to the generality of the evidences from the Book and the Sunnah that prove this.
Ash-Shaykh Ibn Baz

Tags : shadi, marriage, maal, wealth, zakat, zakah

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