ZAKAAT ON PRODUCE OF LAND
1-If a certain place or town was in possession of non-believers who lived there. It was
taken over by Muslims after battle and Islam was propagated there. The Muslim ruler
appropriating the lands of non-believers distributed it among the Muslims, then such lands
will be called Ushree according to religious code. If the residents of that place
accept Islam voluntarily even then its lands will be called Ushree.
All the land in Arabia is Ushree.
Masalah 2-If anyone inherits such Ushree land from his ancestors or purchases it from a Muslim who held it as Ushree, then Zakaat is essential on whatever is produced in the land in the following way :
If the produce in land is without irrigation and With rain water only or anything was produced in wet land on the bank of a river without being irrigated with its water, then it is essential to give one-tenth of the produce as Zakaat or charity i.e. one kg. out often kg. But if the land is irrigated, then one-twentieth of its total produce should be given away in charity.
The same rule applies to orchards and such other lands,
howsoever small the produce may be, this charity is essential and the large or small
quantity of produce makes no difference.
Masalah 3-The same rule applies to all kinds of produce like grain, vegetables, fruits and flowers etc.
Masalah 4-If honey is obtained from Ushree land, hills or forests the same charity is also due on it.
Masalah 5-If Ushree land is purchased by a non-believer, then it no longer remains an Ushree land, but if it is purchased again by a Muslim from -this non-Muslim or acquires it somehow or other, even then it will not be Ushree and shall remain non-Ushree.
Masalah 6-The quantity of one-tenth or one-twentieth of the produce to be given in charity, is to be given by the personwho produces it. But if the land has been let out on the Share of produce, then both the parties should give out of their respective shares.
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