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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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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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Can sadaqah and lillah count towards missed zakah payments?

It turns out that I have been incorrectly calculating my zakah for the last few years and I have paid less than I should have. However during those years I did also pay lillah and sadaqah. Can I use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the Shia method of calculating zakat different from the Sunni method?

Is the Shia version of zakat different from the Sunni version? AFAIK, the Sunni version of the zakat is based on accumulated wealth every year. And apparently the Shia version of zakat is based on ...
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What amount of zakat we need to pay on clothes that have been gifted to us?

What amount of zakat we need to pay on clothes that have been gifted to us? If someone gifts us clothes worth X, then how much zakat we need to pay on it?
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Difference between "fakeer" and "miskeen"

What is the difference between "fakeer" (فقير) and "miskeen" (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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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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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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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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What are the duties of wealthy aside from zakat?

I read a hadith which says 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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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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Do the believers in Jannah pay the Zakat?

If the believers in Jannah do pay the Zakat, how does the payment reach the recipients and in what form? This question comes from the common Islamic belief that the life of Issa was never ended by ...
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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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Paying rent from zakat without telling the renter

My friend is separated from her husband. She is living in my basement. This month she has refused to pay rent as she has not enough money. Can I adjust her monthly rent from the amount of zakat which ...
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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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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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Is there Zakah on amanah?

If person A kept some money with person B for safety over which more than a lunar year has passed, who is liable to pay the zakah? Is it Person A or Person B?
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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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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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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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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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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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Who is responsible for zakat on wifes jewellery 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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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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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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Zakah on plots of land with the intention to resell in the future

As-salamu alaykum, Do you need to pay zakah every year on a plot of land if the intention at the time of purchase was to resell, maybe 10 or more years, in the future ? On askimam.org they say that ...
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Is zakat applicable on the amount I have paid in installments for a property?

I have been paying 1/3 part of installments for a property for over a year. Is Zakat applicable on the amount I have paid in installments up until now? The intention is to sell the property once the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If a company is owned by both Muslims and non-Muslims, how can one pay zakat on the "company's savings"?

Nowadays, it is common place to have partnerships in a company owned by both Muslims and non-Muslims. How is the Muslim partner liable for zakat if the company funding is not in his direct funding but ...
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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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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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With debts, unemployment, disability, and old age, are we required to pay zakat?

I have 85,000 dollars student loan debt, and also 3000 dollars in credit card debt. I am unemployed with some disabilities and older husband who is retired. Our only income is my husband's Social ...