Zakat when i have a cashflow problem


My business owes zakat on stock which has not sold yet. The business doesn’t have the cash to pay the zakat so can i borrow money to pay the zakat on the condition that as soon as i sell the goods i will return that money?


Assalamualaikum, any thoughts on this?

Wa alaykum salaam,

Yes you can borrow money. Alternatively, you can pay Zakat gradually as cash comes in over the course of 12 months.

Allah knows best

Jazakallah for the reply!