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Question & Answer » Khums

11 Question: Is it obligatory to pay khums from my jewelry?
Answer: If you have used them within a year after you bought them or received them as gifts, khums is not payable.
12 Question: Is khums payable on my last year's bank balance?
Answer: Khums is not payable, if you paid khums from your balance last year.
13 Question: Is khums payable on the money which I have lent to my friend?
Answer: If a year has passed over it, khums should be paid from it.
14 Question: Is khums payable on the money which I have saved to buy a house?
Answer: If having a house is necessary in common view and not having a house will put you into difficulty that is not normally bearable, in this case, Khums is not payable on the money which you save for buying a house. In case you have a house already, khums should be paid from the savings.
15 Question: Is khums payable on kitchen utensil, household gadgets, sofa and appliances?
Answer: If they are used within a year, khums is not be payable on them.
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