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Niyyat (Intention) of Zakat.

2023. A person should give Zakat with the intention of Qurbat, that is, to comply with the pleasure of Almighty Allah. . And he should specify in his Niyyat, whether he is giving the Zakat on his wealth, or Zakat ul Fitrah. If it is obligatory on him to give Zakat on wheat and barley, and if he wants to pay the value of Zakat, he is not obliged to specify whether he is paying in lieu of wheat or barley.

2024. If a person becomes liable to pay Zakat on various items, and he gives a part of Zakat without making Niyyat of any of those items, if the thing which he has given is of the same class as any one of those items, it will be reckoned to be Zakat on that very commodity and if they are not of the same class, it is divided to all. For instance, if it is obligatory on a person to pay Zakat on 40 sheep and on 15 Mithqals of gold, and he gives one sheep as Zakat without any specified Niyyat of either, it will be treated to be Zakat on sheep. But if gives some silver coins it will be divided to Zakat of sheep and gold that he owes, the same applies of sheep is given instead of something or its price, and it is divided.

2025. If a person appoints someone as his representative to give away the Zakat of his property, he should, while handing over Zakat to the representative, make Niyyat that whatever his representative will later give to a poor is Zakat.

2026.If an owner or his Wakil (representative) gives Zakat to a poor without Niyyat of Qurbat, if the owner later makes Niyyat of Zakat before the property is lost, it is accepted as Zakat.