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Eating Fish That Dies in Water
Eating Fish That Dies in Water
Selling fish that are cultivated in fish farms usually involves transferring the fish from the main tank at the farm to a specially-equipped vehicle carrying a water tank whose oxygen level is monitored and replenished by a specific machine designed for this purpose, and from the vehicle they are then transferred to a similar water tank in the store or shop in which they are sold to customers. That is, all precautions are taken to ensure that the fish remain alive until they reach the customers. Now, if a fish dies in the water tank, is it canonically edible?
Deducting Khums­-Exempt Wealth from Surplus Income
Deducting Khums­-Exempt Wealth from Surplus Income
If we spend some money or property whose khums we have already paid or that is given to us as a gift, and is therefore exempt from khums, toward our necessary expenses, are we allowed to deduct the amount of such khums-exempt money or property from our surplus income at the end of our religious fiscal year when calculating the amount of khums we must pay?