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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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Hadith about Nisab corresponding to Yearly Living Cost

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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Reference request for the story in which the Prophet refused to give zakat to a Muslim because he was not a believer [duplicate]

I remember reading a hadith, I think it was in Sahih al Bukhari and I have forgotten the wording, so I'll paraphrase: The prophet was giving zakat to a group, but he skipped one of them and so one of ...
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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 for women who’s divorcing

I have recently got separated from my husband and in the process of divorce. Up until now I used to be a housewife and didn’t work. The job I currently have doesn’t pay me enough to pay for zakat on ...
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Do I subtract taxes before calculating zakat?

Salam, It's that time of the year when people start to pay zakat. I have a few questions. I have been holding some crypto that I could potentially pay 30% taxes on next year. Do I subtract the taxes ...
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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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Can Syed \ Hashmi receive Zakat?

Can someone who is from a Syed or Hashmi family (for example from among ahl-al-Bayt the off-spring of our beloved prophet and his family) receive money from Zakat? Please give proof.
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If i help in zakat collection then can i receive a portion of it?

Assalamu Alaikum, One of my friends told me that person who engages in zakat work can receive zakat too. Does it also apply to people who are not poor and rather have enough money? Can they still ...
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Can a daughter give zakat to her mother ...?

if a mother is financial week and other side a daughter is financially strong then is this right to support her mother and give her money as zakat, because zakat start from your family.is this right ...
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Does zaqat is obligatory on property,household item,personal belonging other than gold, silver and currency?

In our society mostly zakat is given on gold currency and crops.what is the exact teaching of Islam.Is zakat is obligatory on property and other personal belongings???
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Can we give Zakat to non-muslims?

One of my colleagues asked me in Ramadhan. Is there allow to give zakat to non-muslim if he is needy one as other Muslims. Is there clear mentioned in Quran who can get zakat?
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What makes an item due to Zakat and why some kinds of wealth are not due for Zakat?

The first few things one may have in mind when thinking about Zakat are money, silver, gold and the zakat or sadaqah of fitr after Ramadan. Nevertheless we find that zakat must also be paid from ...
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is zakaat applicable on childrens marriage gifts

Is Zakat applicable on the money,gold and other items kept by parents as marriage gift for their children.
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Money saved used, then re-earned through the year and the implications for zakat

I understand how to calculate Zakat, but what I'm unclear on what is considered acclimated wealth. Let's assume, for the sake of simplifying it, that I owe zakat, and I pay what is due. At the end, ...
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Is Zakat payable on the mahr a wife is given?

Is Zakah payable on the Mahr an woman get during her marriage? What if the Mahr is not fully paid? Is it an obligation to pay zakah on the portion of mahr that has been paid?
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Is zaka'at halal for the one who is poor due to his lifestyle?

Someone may be poor because his earning is low but there are people who are poor because they spend too much without necessity. Is it allowed to give zaka'at to the latter group of people?
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Zakat calculation of balance payment of car

I have bought a car last year for US$ 24,960 using an islamic finance offer with 0% interest payable in 48 months ( US$ 520 x 48 months ). Will the US$ 18,720 ( US$ 520 x 36 months ) balance as of ...
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Do you have to pay Zakat if you are on welfare money?

AssalamuAilakum, I'm speaking in regards to my mother. I thought you could pay zakat and charity with welfare, because its not a loan which you pay back. It is money the government gives my mother ...
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Do I have to divide my zakat?

I owned around 700 US dollar for 1 lunar year. Now as far as I know, I am obliged to pay the zakat for this 700 dollar which is 2.5% of the amount. Now how should I divide this money for the zakat? ...
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