Zakat on Trade.

The majority of scholars among the companions, the followers, the generation after them, and the jurists who came subsequently held that zakat on merchandise is compulsory. Abu Dawud and al-Baihaqi relate that Samurah ibn Jundub reported: "The Prophet used to command us to pay sadaqah from [the goods] we had for sale." Ad-Daraqutni and al-Baihaqi relate that Abu Zharr reported the Prophet saying: "There is sadaqah on camels, sheep, cows, and house furniture." Ash-Shaf'i, Ahmad, Abu 'Ubaid, ad-Daraqutni, al-Baihaqi, and 'Abd ur-Razzaq relate that Abu 'Amr ibn Hammas reported from his father that he said: "I used to sell leather and containers. Once, 'Umar ibn al-Khattab passed by me and said: 'Pay the sadaqah due on your property.' I said: 'O Commander of the Faithful, it is just leather.' He replied: 'Evaluate it and then pay its due sadaqah.' ".....

Zakat on Retirement Accounts?

I have a question about zakat on retirement-saving accounts. As you know these are retirement plans that many companies offer to their employees. Sometimes, the employee has to contribute to it to be eligible for any withdrawals or sometimes companies deposit money for their employees. Either case employees are not supposed to take money out of these accounts until he/she retires. My question is: Should I pay zakat on that money, or it is better to wait until I retire, and get access to it?......

Zakat on Land that Granted to Others?

A man granted his children some land, is it obligatory to pay Zakat (obligatory charity) on these grants? If so, should they pay it with arrears as from the date in which they received the land? Or should they only pay Zakat from the date when they became aware of its obligation? And how about Zakat on land has been granted to children who are not yet adults? (find your answer here)...

Zakat on Pigeons As a Source of Livelihood?

I am a man who has hundreds of pigeons, which I breed as a source of livelihood. Every new production, I sell off its squabs and spend on my family. By the end of the year, I do not find cash money. Only pigeons remain that fly here and there and gather in the tower at night. Now, I am confused about the proper way to pay the Zakat (obligatory charity) due on the pigeons?... (find your answer here)...