Message No : 25Sr.No : 568/724
Question By : Haroon Rasheed

Assalaamu Alaikum Mufti Saheb.
I gave my wife a Gold chain from the money of her maher. Shall I have to pay Zakah on that Chain? Or it is the responsibility of my wife because it is her property now? Pls reply soon as Ramadan is nearing.Jazakallah khair!
SYED HAROON RASHEED

 

Reply By : Asadullah Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful
The answer to your question is as follows:
If the wife owns nisab with required conditions, the responsibility of paying Zakah as well would lie on her and she will have to pay the Zakah though she does so by selling jewels. As husband is not responsible of her salah, he is not responsible of her Zakah as well. Yes, if husband pays the Zakah happily for her with her permission, the Zakah will be valid and she would be free from obligation. (And Allah Knows the Best)

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