Q. I am a chicken breeder. Once my chickens lay eggs, I wait for them to hatch. After they hatch, I sell them. Do I pay Zakaat on the chickens I breed or the chickens which I sell after they hatch? I do not sell the chickens I use to breed.
A. There is no Zakaat due on chickens used for breeding purposes or chickens bred for sale purposes until the chickens are actually sold. Upon the sale of the chickens, Zakaat will be payable on the proceeds of the sale. Zakaat will not be payable prior to the sale of the chickens. (Masaail Rifat Qaasimi 5/121)
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa