Zakaat on wife if the husband is under debt
If the husband is under debt and the wife has jewelry of her own, then is Zakaat Compulsory on the wife since her husband is under debt?
The ruling of the Shariah in this regard is that the wealth of the spouses will be calculated separately. If one of them is under debt and the other has wealth which meets the prescribed criterion of Zakaat, then as 1 year passes, Zakaat will be Compulsory on the wealthy spouse. The spouse who is under debt should subtract the debt from total wealth and if the remainder meets the prescribed criterion, then Zakaat should be given, otherwise not.