Islamic Taxes (12)
Are people who follow faiths like idol worshippers, or Zoroastrians, or non-Ahl-ul-Kitab people’s also included in the scheme of Jizyah?
Do they have the right to be protected by an Islamic state and practise their “religion” even if it is totally contrary to Islam in fundamentals like the oneness of Allah (swt), or is it incumbent upon the rulers to tell them to either accept Islam or Ahl-ul-kitab and if not declare war on them? The idol worshippers and Zoroastrians, or non-Ahl-ul-Kitab are also included in the Jizyah scheme. Yes they do have the right to be protected by the Islamic state and practice their religion – but they would not be allowed to publicise for their religions. Having agreed to pay the Jizyah to the Islamic state, the ruler of the state then may not force them to accept Islam or declare war against them.
Khums must be paid in seven categories:
Work income /business profit,
Halaal and Haraam monies,
Gemstones obtained from the sea through diving,
Spoils of war,
The land that a Thimmi Kafir buys from a Muslim, in this case the former must pay the Khums for it.
Zakat is paid on nine items as given in the book mentioned above:
Raisins/Currents/Sultana — these four categories are known as the four crops
Sheep — these three categories are known as the animals
Silver — these two categories are known as the currency
They are divided into two divisions: the Share of the Sayyid (Poor) and the Share of the Imam (AS).
You need the specific permission of your Marje’ to do that and the extent of the amount you can deal with.
A poor Sayyid in our area, specially requests me to pay considerable amount of Khums to him every year. Can I rely on his words when there are some Muslims who claim that he lies.
Again you need the specific permission of your Marje’ for this.
You need to give it to your Marje’ or to the representative of your Marje’.
Yes it can.
It is obligatory upon the Sayyid to pay Khums if qualified.
Can we delay paying Zakat or Khums with the intention to pay it after 2 or 3 years collectively? The reason behind this is nothing.
No. They must be paid by the end of your financial year. So if your year starts on the 1st of January, then all your Khums etc. must be paid by 31st December of that year.
You need the permission of the Marje’.
My family do not pay khums but I pay khums on the money I get (none of us have jobs so we get welfare from the state and we live in Sweden). We pay for food together so the money get mixed, is this food that I eat haram? If it is haram what should I do so I eat only halal food?
Estimate what you have eaten and pay its Khums, or request from your Marja Taqlid to ignore the past provided that you will pay for the future.
I have to ask a question. Is it permissible in Shiyat to deposit money in bank (profitable), if bank or any center gives profit e.g RS 1100 for each RS 100,000 per month
It is permissible to do so, acknowledging the fact that you need to pay the Khums of the profit being made.