The Hanafi and Maliki schools are of the opinion that leaving Islam erases all debts enjoined by Shari’ah including Zakat. However, the Shafi’i and Hanbali schools opine that these debts are not erased from one’s accountability, thus, a person who re-embraces Islam will still be liable to pay for the missed Zakat prior to leaving the fold of Islam.

And Allah knows best!

Mufti Faraz Adam