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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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Is the money in a minor's s saving account part of his wealth and therefore counted in his nisab?

My parents have put money in a child's saving account for me, but obviously I don't have access to yet until I turn 18 years old. So should I count it among my wealth. I'm worried about this since if ...
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Should zakath payable for investing money in an islamic bank?

I have invested a specific amount in an Islamic bank. They will share with me a percentage of profit or loss every month. The profit will change every month. I can't access the capital amount. Should ...
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Who do I owe my zakat to?

I’m obliged to pay zakat this year as I am now earning. I had decided to give the money to someone who took care of my mother before she passed and now this person is seriously ill and is in hospital ...
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My father paying my zakat

Is it allowed for my father to pay my zakat for me? I calculated my zakat for this year, and when I recently visited, I asked him to give the money to my mother to donate (she knows some charities ...
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Zakah Calculation on Salary

I'm seeking guidance on calculating the obligatory Zakah due on my assets. I'm currently residing in Dubai, and my bank account holds 90k AED. However, this amount has fluctuated over the past year; ...
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Zakat to sister

Salam, i need advice. I have a sister who has 5 kids, 3 girls, and 2 boys all very young. They are all good in their studies. They live in Pakistan. The husband works abroad, but he doesn't send my ...
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Ruling of Zakat on bank balance

Is Zakat payable on the minimum bank balance within the year or the bank balance available on the day of Zakat? Kindly guide Jazak Allah
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Is Zakat paid once or repeatedly?

If someone has $20,000 left in saving account in year 2022 (after they pay zakat for it), and in year 2023 they are able to save another $5000, should the zakat be given as 2.5% of the $5000 or 2.5% ...
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What amount of zakat my family has to pay for our condition?

My family Has taken a buy now pay later. We have full amount to pay back but because of dynamic currency exchange rate we are waiting for right moment to pay back. Also we have a loan form a friend we ...
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Zakat and Interest Free Forex Trading

I have two questions. 1- I have deposited a certain amount with a developer in a European country to get the immigration as per the laws of that European country. The rule is that the money will stay ...
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Receiving Zakat, more than needed

Now in times of the internet, some poor and needy have a bigger voice than others, and in some cases with a sad story behind, sometimes they are given much more money than they actually need, while ...
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Who is eligible to receive Zakat. If a man is working is he eligible to receive Zakat Zakat

I have a paternal aunt who has two sons both are married and working. One son is a driver. He has Four children all studying. His earnings is falling short to fulfill his families need. Is he eligible ...
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Paying zakat on stocks but has no income

Assalamualaikum I have a question regarding giving zakat on stocks. There is a person having some shares in stock since last 3 years and the value of those is around $955 from long time investment and ...
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Urgent: Missed Zakat for many years (over 20 years) how to make up for it?

Salam Alaikum, I have been on the wrong path for a long time and Al Hamdulillah recently came back to Islam and been doing my best to follow. One pillar I didn’t follow yet is Zakat, I started doing ...
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Zakat on salary not received

I work in a foreign country and receive salary by cheque. For the past 10 months I am in my home country and haven't received salary as there are some visa issues. So once visa issue is solved, I will ...
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Until what relationship in the family should help for a person in need be counted as Zakât?

Support to minor children, wife and -if necessary - parents is obligatory, but support for others is facultative. Zakât as support for persons in need can be given on a personal level (which is quite ...
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Hadith about Nisab corresponding to Yearly Living Cost [closed]

In the book titled "Contemporary Zakat" by Mahmoud Abu-Saud, he quotes a Hadith which I'm rephrasing here: "The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) order a Zakat Collector by the name of Abu Hathama ...
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If one must give zakât but there is no official muslim authority, who checks if zakât is given?

First of all, I am not a muslim and thus do not know much about Islam, but I am reading a book from Tayeb CHOUIREF, L'Islam expliqué (Islam Explained, march 2022) and reached the part about zakât. ...
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Do I have to pay Zakat even if I pay income tax as an employee?

Salam folks, Do I have to give a Zakat during Ramadan? If am paying a good amount of income tax every month. One more thing : I only fasted a single day due to diabetes. Feeling guilty.
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Giving zakat or donating to Al Aqsa mosque

Are there any charity organizations that work with providing funds to Al Aqsa mosque? Or is that done through the Jordanian government (Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, Ministry of Awqaf Islamic Affairs and ...
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Zakat on Advance Salary

Bismillah, I have received INR 4.2 lakhs as advance salary from my organization as I wanted to make a down payment to book a property in March 2022. Due to some personal reasons I was not able to book ...
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Islam on Not saving any money [duplicate]

I got married to someone who has totally different views on saving/finances. I am of the view that money should be spent in moderation and saved too after giving charity/zakat. Where as my husband is ...
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What is the difference between sadaqah and fitrah?

What is the difference between sadaqah and fitrah? When we donate some money excluding Zakat money, then what will be the right term to refer that?
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Can donations given to welfare organizations that support independently from religion be regarded as Zakat?

Welfare organisations in non-islamic states usually have in their statutes that they help independently from religion. The help is often not directed to a particular but to a community. Christians ...
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Zakat question for new car purchase

Salam - question about a specific scenario with example numbers : Assume i had 50K last year this time in my bank account ( since this for more than a year - i owe zakat on this money) now lets i ...
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Zakat to a person knowingly doing zina

a brother of mine has been living with a woman (probably non-muslim, not sure) without doing nikah for some time. They even have baby now. After repeatedly advising, they did not do nikkah. He is poor,...
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If there is no racism in Islam, why are Syeds not allowed to take Zakaat/Charity?

Islam doesn't believe in racism or superiority of one caste over the other one. But according to majority of the scholars, Syeds (descendants of Prophet S.A.W's family) do not take zakaat because of ...
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Calculation of zakat who has savings but no earnings

Ãsak I would like to know is giving zakat compulsary for the person who is not earning but has little bit of savings. I used to had a job year ago but now I don't have any job but I had some savings ...
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What is the meaning of “best of people’s property is not taken for zakat” Hadith

Asalamu alaikum, please help me understand what the RasulAllah SAW meant by best property. JazakAllahu Khayran in advance. When the Prophet (ﷺ) sent Mu`adh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are ...
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What value of stocks to use when calculating zakat?

Salaam alaikum I have stocks. Let's say the market value today is $100. Do I use this value when calculating zakat? Or do I have to wait until my year end and go based on the market value then? It is ...
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Calculating zakat on income from stocks

Salaam alaikum Let's say I have 1,000 stocks. I sell 100 of them this year for $100 each. I pay 30% tax at the time of the sale. So I get $7,000 and pay $3,000 in taxes. Should I pay zakat on $10,000 ...
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ZAKAAT divided for husband and wife

IF a girl own 14 tola gold and she give 7 tola to her husband. Now they own 7 tola each should they still pay zakaat on it? or is this right or wrong?
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Can we give the zakah money to needy non Muslim? [duplicate]

Can we give the zakah money to needy non Muslim? because Allah says in Quran : Indeed, [prescribed] charitable offerings are only [to be given] to the poor and the indigent, and to those who work on [...
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is freelancing halal?

I want to be a freelancer. I want to make a web site, but I know that it is almost impossible to earn 100 percent halal in the world of internet. Because when you go to make a web site, it is seen ...
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Can I give zakath to husband?

My husband has a loan and I am also involved in it. He do repay the loan as installments. I own jewelry and have no further earnings right now. If my husband help me with money to give my zakath can I ...
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At what age is zakat compulsory? [duplicate]

I would like to pay zakat for all my four children.They dont earn.I earn.So how much should I pay for them and is zakat compulsory for them? 2 of my children earn money through freelancing one is 17 ...
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How to Calculate Zakah on Amount from Salary?

Assalam o Alaikum, I have a question regarding Zakah calculation from my salary accounts. I receive monthly salary directly to my bank account from which I do my expenditures. Since I started working,...
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By whom and how must the zakat from an orphans wealth be payed?

Allah the almighty orders us not to waste the wealth of orphans if we are responsible for them saying: And give to the orphans their properties and do not substitute the defective [of your own] for ...
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Can descendants of the Prophet (syed) receive zakah during emergency of COVID19?

Assalamualiukum. I understand that zakat cannot be family of Prophet (pbuh) / SYEDs. Currently, we are in the emergency situation of COVID19 where humanity is dying of hunger, so in this desperate ...
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Ahadeth about zakat which contradicts and confuse me a lot

Let me post hadith first and i will ask my question at last It is from Sahih al-Bukhari Narrated Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the ...
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Is Zakat payable if there is no source of income

Assalamalaikum My wife pays zakat every year on the gold jewelry she owns.This year she lost her job and there is no other (husband also unemployed) source of income to pay zakat. We have huge ...
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How to pay zakat in non-fasting days as a woman?

As a woman, I get my period for one week. In that week during ramadan, I don't fast. In these non-fasting days, I must give zakat to the poor. What kind of zakat do I give? How much zakat should I ...
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Zakat on Savings for future house building

I have received my Retirement Benefits which I have kept in a FD at a Bank. This money I intend to use it for building my house for me and my family to live in. Is Zakat applicable on this amount. ...
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Is zakat obligatory on divided gold?

If someone have distributed the gold into his children and children are unmarried than he is supposed to give zakat on that gold or not?
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How should I pay zakat on this?

I am a young revert living with her parents. They have some amount of money saved for me for college, but they will not tell me how much it is, nor pay zakat on it if it’s above the nisab. What should ...
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Zakat on wife who's husband doesn't bear expenses of wife and their child

I'm mother of 1 toddler child. My husband and I live separately (not divorced) and we do not have any communication between us. My husband is not interested to continue this relationship for a long ...
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Can she give the zakaah of her wealth to her brother who is sponsored by her father?

My brother got married about a year ago and is expecting a baby soon. Is it permissible for me to give him the zakaah of my wealth to help him with the expenses for the baby? Please note that he ...
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How often should I pay Zakat?

Since it's Ramadan now, how much Zakat should I pay? Do I pay the Zakat everyday? Even on normal days (not Ramadan), do I pay the same Zakat? What about Zakat Eid Al Fitr? I'm a single woman who ...
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What are the commandments of Islam about Zakat to a relative?

My Uncle has a daughter and she is married. But they are so poor. Her husband didn't do any work and they have no mean of earning. Even they have no other source of livelihoods. Is it permitted in ...
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zakat on mortgaged gold

Do I owe Zakat on gold I put in bank and borrowed money against it in an emergency? I put it in the bank for 7 years. I pay it's monthly instalments and will inshallah own it again in 3 years time if ...
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