Ushr on Zambian land and Zakaat on animals

Category: 

Zakaat & Charity

According to Madhhab: 

Hanafi

Reference: 

1440-013

Question:

I own a farm in Zambia . Land in zambia is 99 year leasehold from government and wanted to ask on how to calculate my zakah on crops and animals.

We do 2 crops a year one crop half is irrigated with bore water and other half rain fed crop. The second crop is fully irrigated crop only as grown on dry season

My question is Ushr payable or flat Zakat of 2.5%. Is ush payable how do calculate this

Also I have cattle and sheep and goats too which I buy to sell and graze them with our own grazing land, crops from farm and also buy feed from outside on feedlot before selling them. The animals do not graze outside my farm fence.

How do I work out my zakah on animals ?

Answer:

Due to the land (which is on a 99-year leasehold) belonging to the government, 'Ushr will not be Wājib. The land is required to be in the possession of the Muslims from the time it is conquered, or the land has to remain under the control of those who accepted Islām willingly for 'Ushr to become Wājib. However, if the crops are harvested for purposes of trade, then Zakāt will have to be given on the proceeds of the sale (i.e. after selling the crops) provided it equals to or exceeds the amount of Niṣāb.

Regarding the animals, since they are for trading purposes, they will be treated as trading stock and Zakāt will have to be given according to their market value provided it equals to or exceeds the amount of Niṣāb.

AND ALLAH TAÁALA ALONE IN HIS INFINITE KNOWLEDGE KNOWS BEST

ANSWERED BY: Sohel Randera
CHECKED AND APPROVED BY: Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.
Darul Ifta Azaadville