There are some outstanding monies that someone owes me (around R7000). This is monies owing from 2 or 3 years. At that time, I knew that he cannot and is not in a position to pay me back. We had an agreement that he will pay back R500 monthly. It never happened for even one month.
All of a sudden, last year, towards the end of the year, he started paying R500 monthly. It lasted 3 months. Then came all of the virus and lockdown etc. he stopped paying. How does one calculate Zakaat with such a debt? One mind tells us that ” the debt is waived ” because, we know that he won’t pay. But another mind says don’t waive it, what if he does pay eventually. This is a mixed mindset. Do we consider it a debt owing that must be included in Zakaat calculation? There is absolutely no clue of a time frame of when he will pay and how much he will pay. What happens if we do “waive it in our minds only” and thereafter, he does make payment?