Khums

In Islam, khums (Arabic: خُمْس‎ Arabic pronunciation: [xums], literally 'one fifth') refers to the required religious obligation of any Muslims to pay one-fifth of their acquired wealth from certain sources toward specified causes. It is treated differently in Shia and Sunni Islam. This tax is paid to the imam, caliph or sultan, representing the state of Islam, for distribution between the orphans, the needy, and the [stranded] traveler.In Sunni Islam tradition, the scope of khums tax has been ghanim, which is defined as the spoils of war.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 days ago

All what you have on your date of Khums is applicable for Khums calculation and payment.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 days ago

The amount which you lent last year was supposed to be calculated in your Khums of last year but as it was not with you, you did not pay its Khums. When you received it back, you must pay its Khums immediately.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb, Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb has a BA in Law from Guilan University, Iran and has also undertaken Hawzah studies in Qom. He is a Cultural Affairs director of Ethics Group of Al-Mustafa Open... Answered 5 days ago

It's not your legal (i.e. Shar'ee) duty if you have no savings

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answer updated 1 month ago

Bismillah

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Yes, you will find scholars who state that this type of income will also be liable for khoms when it comes to your khoms date. To be sure, check with the office of your marja or within their Islamic laws book. 

May Allah grant you success  

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

You can pay the Khums of that amount now (on the date of your Khums) if you are sure that it will be returned to you, or wait until it comes back to you then pay its Khums.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

If gifts were not used for full year, khums becomes obligatory on the gifts or on its current value.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Delaying the full payment of Khums is a sinful act whether Hajj is intended or not.

Hajj is invalid if any amount used in its obligatory acts are from saved money out of which Khums is not paid fully.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Yes you can continue to pay Khums each year despite having a mortgage and adjust the monthly mortgage amount as expenses.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Khums is not our money like what we give in charity, but it is the money of others which must be given back by us to them. Half of Khums is called Sahm e Sadat and the other half is called Sahm e Imam (AS).

If your aunt is a poor Sayyed, many of our Marja’s say that poor Sayyeda can be given from the share of Sadat from Khums ; Sahm e Sadat.

If your aunt is not Sayyed, you need to seek permission from the Marja’ of Taqleed. You can easily contact the Marja’ via email or his office website.

Wassalam.

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Seyed Ali Musawi, Seyed Ali Musawi studied religion and history at the University of California, San Diego and subsequently he studied for more than 8 years at the Islamic Seminary in Qum, Iran, focusing on Islamic... Answered 6 months ago

Salaam Allaikum,

The rulings of the marajah can differ on this, but in general, the majority allow you to give the Sahme Sadat to Seyeds (with some conditions) who don't have enough money to meet their expenses...

Double check with your specific marja first- these rulings can be found in the Risalah in the section under Khums...

Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Sahm e Sadat is the right of poor Sadat who are pious and practicing religion and do not have enough money or income to meet their livelihood expenses. 

If the poor Sayyed is in need for marriage expenses, and has no income which can be enough for such expenses, then it will be allowed to give him from Sahm e Sadat.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 7 months ago

Every legible expenses which you have already made, can be calculated and minus  from your income for the calculation of Khums. 

Wassalam.