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 Info if building a home

i have a doubt if i have some amount xyz and now im investing for construction do i am eligible for paying zakat ? Jazakallah khair
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Is it allowed to give zakat or sadaqah money from earinings of a fraud job's?

If a person is doing a sophisticated job with no haram at all. But he has got that job through fraud like bribing. He has to give bribe to some officers yearly in order to remain in the job. But ...
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Is it Zakat, if you donate to different charity organizations?

I have for sometime now willingly, donated money monthly to different charity organizations, that are specialized in helping humans, and animals for a better life. Is it seen as Zakat? Another ...
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Is it allowed to give zakat to former wife?

Can one give zakat to his former wife who is raising his kids and he provides for them?
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will my zakat be accepted if:

so i am 14 and i work at a coffee shop after school from which i get about £30 pounds a week. i would try to save at least half of it (at times i missed ,because i’m human) and then send it to the ...
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Does a disabled person with learning difficulties unable to generate income have to pay zakat

AA. I know you have answered a similar question but I need further clarification. A 19 year old girl has learning difficulties (bur not insane) and will never really be able to earn an income. The ...
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Is there Zakat on land purchased for the purpose of saving + Is there Zakat on land purchased for reselling

Please advise on the following: I had purchased lands long time back in order to keep it as saving with no intention to sell unless fall short of money. Is there zakat on it and how much? If I had ...
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Zakat on saving money

On January 2015 I start to save money to buy a land or property. I started from 0.00 now i have 40.000. How do I calculate for Zakat? Do I need to pay Zakat for it? I still need to save more money. ...
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by which grade of gold purity of 85 gram should the nisab shall be calculated ? is it 24 or 18 [duplicate]

Aselamalykum, what level of gold purity should i use to calculate my accumulated money whether it is reached nisab or not?
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zakat payment on accumulated money for more than one year with out adding on it

Aselamalykum, i do have 10k USD accumulated in ramedan 2014. i paied zakat in 2015 ramedan for the first time. but the amount remains the same therefore should i pay for the second year zakah in ...
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Who has to pay zakat on wife's gold?

My wife has gold, which was given to her by her brother on our wedding. My question is, who needs to pay the zakat on that gold if the husband doesn't have enough income to pay it on behalf of his ...
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Can I give Zakat in the form of clothes?

It is a practice of many ladies to give away their clothes converting their value into Zakat. Please guide me in the following matter: I have some new and slightly used stitched clothes which I am ...
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Keeping part of money collected as donation as service charge

I am planning to raise undertake an orphan/poor education project where I will school these kids. Obviously the money required to do so will come from donation. My question is quite simple. ...
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Is zakat applicable if savings drop below nisab at some point in the lunar year?

My savings dropped below nisab value at some point in the past lunar year. So, is zakat still obligatory on me?
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calculate my Zakath

I have gold Jewellery with me moms and wife's total value of 214000 dollars. All the gold weights almost 4500 grams roughly and having it with me for more than five years now. Tell me how many grams ...
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Zakat on gifted house

I received a house as a gift from my parents. After a couple of years I decided to sell the house and use it for buying and selling properties. Would the zakat be payable on one year from the date ...
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Does a disabled person have to pay Zakat or can he/she be exempt?

What is the criteria for Zakat for a disabled person who is in terminal illness. The person lives from her/his savings, which are used for medicine and caretaker but his/her savings (which is used day ...
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Giving away interest money in charity

I know this question has been asked plenty of times, but I've been wondering (because it's still unclear): can I give away riba money to non-Muslim organizations? Like Unicef, or any other company ...
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Can someone give zakat in the form of a used car?

Assalammualaikum Alhamdulillah and mashaAllah many people with surplus of rizq are giving zakat money to organizations or charity foundations. But how about giving to individuals in need of help? ...
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Should I pay zakath for the pledged ornaments?

My husband is keeping my ornaments. Few months before he tried to sold it. I bought it by pledging it in a bank. I am paying for it. Should I pay zakath for this ornaments?
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Is Zakat obligatory for jobless person who has some investments?

I used to do service until last year. Since last year, I amjobless and actively looking for a job. I had some investments and am currently running my family with the profit from the investments. ...
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Zakat for house which hired from other?

I've paid advance money to my land lord (for my family home). Do I need to pay zakat on that money?
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Zakat payment inquire

I purchase land for resale in future by 10-15 years and every year value of land is increasing... for example: last year if the value of land is Rupees 500000/- which paid zakat @ 2.5% and this year ...
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Will zakat paid in excess be carried forward to the following year?

I lost my job two years back and am relying on my gratuity funds to maintain myself and family.Last year I paid zakat three times more than required to do so. Am I liable to pay this year or can it ...
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Question regarding zakat

I have a small question regarding Zakat: My mother has 113 grams gold. She is a housewife, and my father has a personal loan. In this case, would Zakat be mandatory for us?
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Ruling on someone who has forgotten zakaat valuation date (due date)?

I forgot when I am supposed to pay my zakat. I know it is due this month but not sure exactly on what day. I tried searching but could not find anything that explains what I should do. Also can ...
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Zakath paid for things which wasn't under possession for one year

As per my understanding any saving should be with us for one year, to pay zakath on it. My wife got ornaments during our marriage. During last Ramadan I paid zakath on it, but at that time it was ...
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Do I have to pay zakat, if I spend more than I earned in a year but have some savings?

Do I have to pay zakat, if I spend more than I earned in a year but have some savings (on which I already paid zakat)?
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Zakat on land in various situation

Need help to calculate dad’s zakat amount based on his asset mentioned below. My case in bit complicate as in case of many brother and sister First dad has a plot of land worth $15K as inheritance ...
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Is zakat payable on cash held by senior citizens who have no other source of income for their living expenses?

We both husband and wife are senior citizens and living together. We have given due share of wealth to our children. We have kept some cash fund for our own living expenses and spending from it for ...
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Zakat need to pay

Assalam Alaikum I and my wife both are working. I don't have any saving from last one year, although my wife has, so do I need to pay Zakat on behalf of my wife or Zakat need to be paid from my wife ...
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Help with zakat laws and calculation

The zakat calculations seems to be little complex for me and people we know so thought of writing to you to get help with it. Her businesses doesn't make any profit as such. The monthly income she ...
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How much zakat should be paid?

I want to know If I am a working lady Can I pay Zakat for myself and my siblings? Is it halal or haram?? How much amount should be paid by me according to Indian currency per person ?? I'm a ...
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Can I give a part or full of my zakat to my father who has debt

Can I give a part or full of my zakat to my father who has debt and its increasing day by day for high interest rates.
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How much Zakath should I pay?

Assalamu Alaikum I want to know two things 1.if I have gold jewellery bought for less than a year and it is above the nisab value should pay the Zakath ? 2.I got married 8 months ago i was ...
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Zakat on Amanat or on Loan given to Some One

Some one give me $50,000 as a amanat, and I put it in my account that has been intact still in bank account. I didn't take a single penni from his amanat. But I gave $45,000 to some one as interest ...
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Zakat on wifes gold

I just wanted to clarify that, does the husband has to pay zakat on wife’s gold if she isn’t working? And what is the nisaab amount for cash for zakat to be paid on?
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Regarding zakat on income at USA

I am working as graduate assistant at an university. I have some saved money. But i need to spend those during the next semester tuition fee. Do i need to pay zakaat on this money? Also can anyone ...
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Zakat on plots to be constructed as my own office

I bought one residential plot with an intent to sell on profit in the future but later I changed my mind and planned to built a house on it and might rent it out. It's still a plot. Do I have to pay ...
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Wearing Ihram from Masjid e 'Aisha while comming from madina to perform Umrah

As Salaam Alaikum Last Thursday i have visited Madina from Riyadh with my Family (Mother, Wife & 3 Childrens with a Friend & Driver) & then we make pray Juma Salah & did Ziyara & ...
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Is it permissible to give Zakat in Islamic TV?

A well known Islamic TV is saying that it is fully OK and encouraging everybody to give Zakat in this TV channel. Is giving Zakat to Islamic channel should be the first choice?
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Can a mother give zakat to her unemployed and poor son?

My grandmother has four sons and three sisters. One of them is very poor and unemployed. He has a family. Can his mother and sisters give him zakat? Is it allowed in Islam?
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Can we give used clothing as zakat instead of money?

Sometimes we pass difficult times about money.. I'm not eligible to give zakat yet. but would like to know if we can give used clothing as zakat instead of money? Zazakallah Khair
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Is tipping in a hotel with the intent of zakat acceptable?

Is tipping with the intent that it is zakat acceptable in Islam. For example tipping a waiter in a restaurant or in a hotel or a taxi driver.
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Is it permitted to claim a deduction on income taxes for charitable donations? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is permitted to claim a deduction on income taxes for charitable donations. For example, United States tax laws allow for income deductions to be claimed for donations to ...
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Zakat for startups

The way many startups work is that they burn through money long before they make revenue. Investors put in millions and the company often operates at a loss for 3-8 years, before they suddenly IPO for ...
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Should 14 year old pay Zakat on benefit money that is being saved?

My little brother is diabetic and gets benefit money from the government every year that my parents have held for him until he is 18. This money is being saved with the intention it may go towards ...
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The priorities of giving donation

I wonder what is the best manner to donate money, especially in these holy days, should donations be given as important amount, or it could be divided to reach the maximum of persons, as a result the ...
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Is it mandatory for students to give Zakat?

Zakat is an obligation for all Muslims who are able to afford it and fulfill some prerequisites. Are students supposed to provide Zakat in case that the student earns by working? Be it full-time or ...
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Do I still have to pay Zakat, even with a large house loan?

I have a house loan which is bigger than my annual salary, and I also have some personal debts. I don't have any gold or silver, and the only source of income is my monthly salary. I am saving some ...