I have lent some
money to a close relative who is going through tough times in his life. I
want to know if I am liable to pay Zakāh on the money I have lent?
You are not liable
to pay Zakāh on the amount you have lent for such purposes if your date for
Zakāh giving arrives. It is serving the needs of the society. You will be
now liable for Zakāh once you receive the money.