Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:
Is zakaah better in Ramadaan, even though it is one of the pillars of Islam?
Zakaah, like other good deeds, is better when done at a time of virtue, but when zakaah becomes obligatory and the year has passed, it becomes obligatory for a person to pay it, and he should not delay it until Ramadaan. If the year is completed in Rajab, then he should not delay it until Ramadaan, rather he should pay it in Rajab. If the year is completed in Muharram then he should pay it in Muharram, and not delay it until Ramadaan. But if the year is completed in Ramadaan, then he should pay it in Ramadaan. End quote.
Fataawa Islamiyyah, 2/164
Zakaah on an Employee’s Salary – Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:
There is a man who depends on his monthly salary; he spends some and saves the rest. How should he pay zakaah on this money?
Az-Zakah is Obligatory on the Wealth of the orphan and the Insane.
Question: Is Az-Zakah obligatory on the wealth of the orphan and the insane?
Az-Zakah is obligatory on the wealth of each of them, if the person is a free Muslim who has complete ownership of his wealth. This is due to what Ad-Daraqutni narrated that was reported as a statement of the Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam): “Whoever is made the guardian over the wealth of an orphan, let him do business with it and he should not leave it to be devoured by chrity i.e, Az-Zakah).” [Ad-Daraqutni 2:109 no. 1951.]
Taken from Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah
by The Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 25:
Obligatory Charity Tax After Ramadaan (Zakat ul Fitr)
Volume 2, Book 25, Number 579:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Allah’s Apostle enjoined the payment of one Sa’ of dates or one Sa’ of barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old, and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer the ‘Id prayer. (One Sa’ = 3 Kilograms approx.)
Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 5:
The Book of Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat)
Of the five fundamentals of Islam, Zakat occupies the second positioin, the first being prayer (salat). This word is derived from Zakd, which means it (a plant) grew. The second derivative of this word carries the sense of purificatin, e. g. Qad aflaha man zakkaha (he is indeed successful who purified himself). The other word used for zakat both in the Qur’an and the Hadith is sadaqa which is derived from sidq (the truth). Both these words are highly meaningful. The spending of wealth for the sake of Allah purifies the heart of man of the love of material wealth.
Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 24:
Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat)
Volume 2, Book 24, Number 484:
Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah ,
I gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet for offering prayer perfectly giving Zakat and giving good advice to every Muslim.