The Office of the Supreme Leader

Being unable to pay khums

Q: Some people have outstanding khums, and at present they are either unable to pay it or its payment would put them to severe hardship. What rule applies to them?

A: They are not relieved of the obligation to pay khums due to mere inability to pay it or hardship caused by its payment. It is obligatory for them to pay it in any way they can, they may perform mudāwarah with the authority in charge of khums, or his attorney, to make the payments in accordance with their ability in respect of time and amount.

 

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