Spending The Money Before Paying Khums
Question :

If I have £100 on which khums is due on, and I put aside £20 from it as khums to pay it at the end of the year, am I not allowed to spend the remaining £80 before the £20 is paid?

Answer :

When it is possible to pay the khums to whoever deserves it or to the agent, one should hasten to do so. One can use the rest of the money whether he paid the khums or not.

Going to Hajj without Paying Khums
Question :

If a person has not paid Khums yet, and meanwhile he performs obligatory Hajj, will his Hajj be valid?

Answer :

His pilgrimage is valid. He must hasten to pay Khums.

Not Paying Khums
Question :

If a person has not paid khums, can we eat or use something from his earnings?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible to do so. The religious responsibility of paying the khums is on the owner of the money and it is not on the person that makes use of it or benefits from it.

Denying the Obligation of Khums
Question :

If someone says that khums is not obligatory, is that person out of Islam?

Answer :

If denying the obligation of khums means a denial of its obligation on the unused amount of the yearly income, then this does not affect the person being regarded as a Muslim. However, denying the khums in an absolute way is a clear rejection to the Quranic verses and the traditions of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).

Kaffarah for Not Paying khums
Question :

Is there a Kaffarah for Khums if one has not paid it for many years?

Answer :

There is no special Kaffarah to pay for delaying the khums payment. It is obligatory in the said case to pay the fifth of your net income that you did not pay khums from, by calculating the monies that you have and deducting what have you used in your needs and pay the fifth of the balance.

Sunni Husband
Question :

My husband is Sunni, while I am Shia. How should I pay the khums?

Answer :

You should pay the fifth of the yearly net income that you personally own after accounting for the expenses, plus the khums of any items that you own which remain unused during the year.

The Payer of Khums
Question :

Is it relevant if the payer of khums to your office is Sayyid or not?

Answer :

It is obligatory on the Sayyids and the non-Sayyids alike to pay the khums. The qualified Marji has the authority over the disposal of khums. It does not matter if the payer is Sayyid or not.