I know in shariah,it says that zakah is due after a year is up.Now what i want to know is that is there a specific date when its due, or is it based on the individual?
be to Allaah.
must hasten to pay zakaah as soon as it become obligatory, because Allaah
says (interpretation of the meaning): “… and give Zakaah…” [al-Baqarah
because the situation of the poor means that help should be given to
them as soon as possible; delaying payment causes harm to them. And
hastening to pay it is furthest removed from miserliness and is more
likely to be on the safe side. This is what pleases the Lord. It should
not be delayed except in cases of necessity, such as delaying it in
order to give it to the one who is in more need, or because you do not
have cash in hand. It is also permissible to bring it forward and pay
zakaah before the time when it is due, because the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) made ‘Abbaas pay the zakaah
of two years in advance. (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, al-Zakaah,
615; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan al-Tirmidhi).
It may be paid in advance when all the conditions of zakaah being obligatory