Why should the wealth be free of debt for Zakaat?
Zakaat is the right of Allah Most High and debts are the rights of human beings. If by repaying a debt, someone’s wealth falls below the prescribed criterion of Zakaat, then Allah Most High prefers the rights of His slaves over His own rights. Because of the rights of the slaves, Almighty Allah waives His right. In this, there is good for both the lender and the borrower. The borrower is not bound to give Zakaat at this stage and is instructed to repay the loan first so that he/she fulfills the responsibility and the lender gets back his/her amount.
After the importance of Zakaat, the rewards on giving it, the warnings on not giving it and the conditions of Zakaat, now we answer some necessary issues of Zakaat. People ask the most questions about these issues.