Questions tagged [zakat]

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 money that is allocated to buying a piece of land

Assalamou Alaikom. My question is related to Zakat. Actually, in 2017, one week before the zakat year comes (al-7awl), I bought a piece of land. I agreed with the buyer that we will sign the contract ...
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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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Can one do sadaqa (voluntary charity) out of haram income?

Can one do sadaqa out of haram income? Is it acceptable to almighty? Or almighty will punish him who will pay sadaqa out of haram income?
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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 ...
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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 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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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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Zakat on vacant land plots [duplicate]

I have query on zakat for land plots. I live in overseas. I don’t own any home either in home country or nor in overseas. I have total 9 plots in my home country as per below. Currently, I do not ...
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Zakat on Shares

I want to know the procedure for paying Zakat on shares which are a part of my salary. I also have saved shares. Do I need to pay Zakat for shares which I have used or those which are unable for me as ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Zakat on money owed to me

Aslamalaykum I would like to know do I pay Zakat on money owed to me. Do I pay zakat on it when i receive it back or do I pay even when it is not in possession. Jazakallah
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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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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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Giving to zakat to family member who is in debt

One of my family member is earning and living well. However, he has his university debt that is still paying every month. Please note that this debt does not prevent him from living well Alhamdulillah....
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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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Where does 2.5% Zakat come from?

I was hoping that this information is in the Quran but I could not find it. Apparently the Quran only says, Pray Salat and give Zakat. Where does this value come from? Are there any variation in it ...
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At what age does a person become an adult in Islam?

From Hidaya Foundation: The person should be Muslim, adult, sane, free (not a slave). They must posses a certain minimum amount of extra wealth (called nisab), fully owned by them in excess of ...
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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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Should a mortgage be treated as loan and hence be deducted from net worth when calculating zakat? [closed]

A mortgage loan, or simply mortgage, is used either by purchasers of real property to raise funds to buy real estate, or alternatively by existing property owners to raise funds for any purpose, while ...
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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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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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How does zakaat work with pension schemes?

Apparently in the UK, work based pension schemes will become obligatory in 2014. I have done a little research in this and it is possible to choose a company you want to invest in, allowing you to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 to ...
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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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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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What is a Muslim obliged to donate while earning an income?

I have had a bitter career which lots of job being lost but now I am in new job which has let me to ask myself what do I need to give in name of Allah, how much donation/charity or what I am eligible ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is it righteous to give zakat or sadaqah from the income of a job which requires ongoing bribery to keep?

Suppose 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. ...