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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do i have to pay Zakat for plot which I intend to sell after sometime and use the money to buy a House [duplicate]

Assalamu Alaikum, I could not buy a home till now as rates were always out of my reach and I didnt want to take loan from Banks and pay interest till I get old. Alhamdulillah, I could buy plots with ...
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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 for Residencial plots [duplicate]

I have already having 2 residential houses and 1 commercial property for which, I am paying zakat on the rental income. I have purchased 8 residential plots at different durations ranging from year ...
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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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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 on savings

Salam. Alhamdulillah I am 20 years old and follow the shafi fiqh When I was born, my father open a savings account for me which I did not have access to until a year ago when I turned 18. I am now ...
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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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Did the Prophet pay spoils of war to Meccan leaders to gain their support?

Jonathan AC Brown, in his book "Misquoting Muhammad" mentions (p 97) that the Prophet distributed much of the spoils of war to Meccan elite in order to win their trust. He doesn't mention a source for ...
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Is it permissible to donate money/clothes/food etc to Non-Muslims? [duplicate]

Salaam, my question is that "Is one allowed to make any types of donations to non-Muslims in need. Not as in sending Zakat, Sadaqah or Lillah - but just generally?" Jazakallah Khair in advance
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What is the amount of nisab for Zakah?

What does nisab mean? What is the amount of nisab, how a persone calculate his Zakah ?
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Is it permissible to pay off my relative's loan with interest using zakat money?

I am planning to paying off my relative's loan with interest in bank with zakat money. Question: Is it permissible to pay off loan with interest using zakat money?
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After recently starting to earn a salary, when do I need to pay zakat?

I have few doubts in mind regarding Zakat. 1) I have started earning Salary since February 2017 and it's Ramadan now, so I need to know when do I need to pay Zakat for the salary which is getting ...
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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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Can we spend zakat on our street as its broken?

My house is third on the street, but my street is broken. I also have to give a lot of money as zakat. Can I spend my zakat there as I am developing society and not only me but the people on my ...
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Zakkat, how to calculate it?

It there any tool can help me to calculate zakat by easiest way .. I need also some examples for how to calculate zakat to make it easy for me to calculate mine.
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What is the Khoms (خمس)?

Is it true that you must pay 1/5 of your money to a mullah every years? And what is the reason to selected 1/5.
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Can someone give zakat to his unmarried (and young) brother? [duplicate]

السلام عليکم، I know that one can give zakat to his brother if he is poor, but someone confused me saying: You cannot give zakat to your brother if he is not married (and young) and have father as ...
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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 there zakah on gold exchange-traded funds?

I understand that we need to pay zakah on "physical" gold and silver after a certain threshold has been reached and is available for a whole lunar year. What is the fiqh with respect to gold exchange-...
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Will sadaqah continue to be considered a good deed if it's used to fund an ongoing project?

Suppose someone gives sadaqah jariya (ongoing charity) like for a free education program building. This building is going to be built in the next 2 years. But anyone can give sadaqah for ...
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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?