Zakāt (Arabic: زكاة‎ [zæˈkæː], "that which purifies" or "alms"), is the giving of a fixed portion of one's wealth to charity, generally to the poor and needy. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

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Zakat on State Pension Account value

Before I get my monthly wages, I am taxes. Some of this tax money goes towards my state pension account. So I am assuming the government has an account where they know how much of my tax money has ...
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Penalty for refusal to pay Zakat

What are the penalties on a person who refuses to pay the Zakat? Punishment of hell for this sin aside, what are the physical penalties on the person? Only credible answers from Quran, Hadith and ...
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What should someone do if he/she didn't pay zakat over 2 or 3 years?

What if someone didn't pay zakat for 2 years. Should he/she consider paying for the 2 years. What are the rules/punishment that he/she will receive from Allah. What does Quran say about those persons? ...
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When should muslims give Zakat?

I'm not sure when muslims should give zakat? Is it between a period or can everyone choose when to give??
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Are you allowed to give zakat to your parents or wife?

Is it halal or haram to give zakat to your parents (mom and dad) or wife?
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Do children below the age of puberty have to pay zakat?

If you give money away, I think that means you don't have to pay zakat on that money, and it becomes the responsibility of the person receiving the money to pay zakat. Is that correct? For example, ...
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Zakat on annual savings

I started paying zakat last year, 2012. In it I paid $2,500 zakat on a $10,000 saving. This year, 2013, my savings have increased to $12,000. Should I now pay zakat on $12,000 or only the net ...
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Did the prophet (PBUH) pay Zakat, if yes in what form?

We were told that the prophet peace be upon him lived an extremely humble and poor life. He hardly have food at home for the next day. This is what we were told. Now that I have researched, I find ...
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zakat payment if lives in a rented house

Asaimalikum.i am having gold and cash equal to nisab e zakat but do not have a house and live in a rented house nor do i have enough money to purchase a house .is zakat wajib on me ?
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I received $4000 dollars, which exceeds nisab, but spent it on food and circumcision before one year of getting, it, do I have to pay zakat?

I work at Starbucks and I give all interest immediately to charity. I regularly take money out for food and the last bit of money I had, I used to get circumcised. I spent all the money before one ...
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Difference between “fakeer” and “maskeen”

What is the difference between "fakeer" (فقير) and "maskeen" (مسكين)? Are they different levels of poor, or do they refer to the same thing? Also what conditions must apply to be considered for each ...
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should widow having no income but have some money in bank should pay zakat?

I want to ask about zakat for a lady who is widow. She is having some money in bank by her late husbands name(not on her name) which reches to nisab. She has no earning. Sould she pay zakat for that ...
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Zakat on Bills money?

I understand what you're supposed to pay zakat on accumulated money, but if you have an account setup for your monthly bills and you only keep your bills money in their, are you supposed to pay zakat ...
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Zakat on Gold - 22k or 24k

How exactly do you work out how much zakat you have to give on the gold you own? I understand that you work out the nisab value, and if you have more gold than that, you give 2.5% of the value of the ...
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Shia view on zakaat

Is the Shia version of zakaat different from the sunni version? AFAIK, the sunni version of the zakaat is based on accumulated wealth every year. And apparently the Shia version of zakaat is based ...
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Do I have to pay zakat on the balance of my point card?

I have a loyalty card at the local grocery store. Fairly typical, really, one of those "for every dollar you spend, you get X points added to your card" that most if not all grocery stores (at least ...
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Is it obligatory to Pay Previous Zakaat after clearing off Debts

I would like to know if the below information is true or not. I have heard this from one of my friend and she claims that she has got this info from reliable sources like Peace TV, well known and ...
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Can zikat money (notes) be exchanged with other notes?

I was asked to donate for a madrasa. I wanted to donate 200 Rs., so I gave a 1000 Rs. note and asked for change. I was told, however, that though he had 800 Rs., he couldn't give ...
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Ismaili Equivalent of Zakah

In Sunni Islam, there's a concept of zakah -- 2.5% (1/40) of your savings saved for a year need to be given to the poor in eight groups, which are outlined in ayah az-zakah (The Ayah of Zakah). This ...
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Who is eligible to receive Sadqa Fitr?

Sadqa fitr is something(money) that we(Muslims) offer at the end of the Ramazan. But it is entirely different from Zakat. May I know what is the amount of Sadqa Fitr that a Muslim should a pay and who ...
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Who is responsible for Zakat on wife jewelry when both spouses are working?

Both husband and wife work, and the wife owns jewellery. Does the responsibility to pay Zakat fall on the husband (who is earning) or should the wife pay for her own Zakat?
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How do I consider debt when I calculate Zakat?

I have read this question but it did not help me. I have two bank accounts. One for savings (wherein I periodically pay off any interest incurred), and another for my current money. I have an ...
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Do I need to pay the Zakat if I am accumulating money for a needy purpose?

Say, for example, that I desperately need to build a house and to do this I am accumulating money. Say after 1 year I have accumulated 10K dollars but that still wont solve my purpose and the expense ...
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Are those falsely on benefit considered 'beggers'?

Quoting from another question Islam mandates zakaat to help poor. Zakaat eliminates beggary to an extent but what about habitual beggars who can otherwise earn a living? How should the lazy and ...
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How to calculate zakat while in debt

I recently bought a house and got Shariah loan (Mortgage). The only difference is that in the Shariah loan they don't use the word "interest". They say I am paying them "rent" at a fixed percentage ...
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Claiming zakat (charity) in tax return

Sometimes we get a receipt for whatever donation we do. It can be reimbursed when filing our tax returns. If I give zakat and get a receipt and claim it in the tax return, is it OK to do so? Also can ...
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Can descendants of the prophet (syed) receive zakah?

Rasulullah said: Narrated Abu Huraira: Al-Hasan bin `Ali took a date from the dates given in charity and put it in his mouth. The Prophet said, "Expel it from your mouth. Don't you know that ...
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Is giving zakat to a family member allowed?

Can someone give a part of his zakat to a family member (not a parent) say an uncle for example specialy if he is in need ?
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Is it allowed to give Zakat without telling recipient?

Is it important to tell the recipient of Zakat that this is Zakat money? Can we give it without telling them (or telling them we're just helping you) to not hurt their ego or avoid making them feel ...
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Can one pay Zakat even if his wealth is less than nisab?

I understand that Zakat becomes obligatory if wealth (money, gold, etc) is more than nisab for period of one year. However if I don't have nisab amount yet I want to give away Zakat, can I do it? I ...
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Is a woman's jewellery subject to Zakat?

Now that Ramadan is approaching I was wondering whether I should pay zakat on my wife's jewellery. IslamCity zakat calculator has the following line Please note that Women jewelry is not subject ...
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What duty on a wealthy aside from zakat is there?

I read a hadith saying that there are other duties on a wealthy person other than zakat, well I am wondering what those duties might be? The Hadith: Fatimah bint Qais narrated that : she asked ...
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What is the islamic view on taxation?

Is raising taxes by the leaders of an Islamic state allowed? If a person will not voluntarily pay these taxes: may force be used to collect them (like in almost any state today)? In my opinion ...
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Zakat Calculation: College Tuition or other big expense

I originally asked this question which I am splitting up. College Tuition: Saving for a future expense, say kids' college tuition, does it count under Zakat's rule? since if your kids are young, they ...
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Zakat Calculation: Fluctuating networth

I originally asked this question which I am splitting up. Fluctuating Net worth: Some months, one saves more and some months one spends more due to various reasons. How does one establish the correct ...
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Zakat Calculation: Investments

I originally asked this question which I am splitting up. Investments and shares for retirement: Pay while contributing on the contribution amount or pay when retiring and we are able to withdraw the ...
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Zakat Calculation : Mortgage

I originally asked this question which I am splitting up. Mortgage: Should all of the amount be treated as loan hence reduce from net worth, or only calculate what you need to pay in a year. I found ...