There are two main types of money (debts / daeen) that others owe to you. The rule is different for both with regards to Zakaah Zakaat.
- daeen qawee – one is certain that the money they have lent to someone will be timely returned to them. Zakaat is due on this money even as you are waiting to receive it.
- daeen da’eef – wages, remuneration, pension etc., that are due. Zakaat becomes due on this only when have actually received this money.