Q: I have to pay a certain amount in Zakat but to other important commitment, I find it difficult to pay the the Zakat in one go. Can I spread the Zakat payment over few months?

A: In general the scholars agree that one should not delay the Zakat payment once it becomes due (see the link below). If you truly cannot pay it in one go then pay it in instalments as soon as possible.

Is Zakat due immediately every year?

And Allah knows best!

Mufti Billal Omarjee
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