Az-Zakah in Ramadhan

Az-Zakah in Ramadhan

Question :

Is Az-Zakah more virtuous during Ramadhan along with the fact that it is a pillar from the pillars of Islam?


Az-Zakah like other acts of goodness is more virtuous during the virtuous times. However, whenever Az-Zakah is obligatory and the item has been possessed for a complete year, it is obligatory upon the person to give it. It should not be delayed until Ramadhan. So, if the year's time is up on a person's wealth in Rajab, he should not delay it until Ramadhan. Rather, he should pay it in Rajab. If the year's time is up on the possession in Muharram, he must pay it in Muharram and he should not delay it until Ramadhan. However, if the year's time for Az-Zakah is completed during Ramadhan, then the person gives it during Ramadhan.

Ash-Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaimin
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 3 Page 333

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