Is missed Zakat deductible from this year’s Zakat calculation?
Missed Zakat from the previous year can be deducted when calculating one’s current Zakatable assets. A Zakat debt is a deductible liability for the current Zakat year on one’s Zakat anniversary.
Missed Zakat is treated as a liability that needs to be paid off immediately, hence, it is deductible.
When calculating missed Zakat for a number of years, one may deduct all the outstanding Zakat from the previous years from the following years.
For example, the outstanding Zakat from the Islamic calendar years 1425-1435AH can be deducted when calculating one’s net Zakatable assets for 1436AH.
Please refer to this page to find out when to pay Zakat.
And Allah knows best
Approved by Mufti Amjad 13th August 2023