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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Is it obligatory to Pay Previous Zakaat after clearing off Debts

I would like to know if the below information is true or not. I have heard this from one of my friend and she claims that she has got this info from reliable sources like Peace TV, well known and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can the sum of already-contracted future debt be deducted from zakat due now?

I have paid a deposit to buy a home and an agreement of sales and purchase has been signed. But the full amount is to be paid next month and I'm calculating my zakat this month. Question: Can a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Is zakat applicable if savings drop below nisab at some point in the lunar year?

My savings dropped below nisab value at some point in the past lunar year. So, is zakat still obligatory on me?
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Extravagance (Tabzir) in spending halal money on Toys like Action figures

Assalamualaikum, I'm a freelancer and usually spend my pocket money in action figures as I like to collect and play with them, making them pose in different ways and taking pictures of them and just ...
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Zakat on cash in business account

Salam, How do I calculate zakat on cash sitting in the business account? 1- Do I take the lowest balance during the year for zakat calculation? or 2- Would I take the current balance then deduct the ...
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Arrogance OCD Thoughts

I may be suffering ocd I’m not sure if this is arrogance but when I see an ad of homeless people wanting food and money I think i get waswas thoughts saying I’m better then em I try to stop it and I ...
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How much to donate in Ramadan as per earning capability? Please Guide

As-salamu alaykum, I am an earning professional and want to give zakat in this holy month of Ramadan but I do not know how much minimum amount I am obliged to do so? Can anyone please let me know how ...
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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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i have more than nisab amount money savings from which im getting profit monthly, but no job currently, do i need to give zakat on that?

i have some savings in islami bank, im getting very low amount money monthly from theirs as profit, currently i dont have any job, so do i need to pay zakat as it is more than nisab amount? but as my ...
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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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First Job: How to Pay Zakat

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله I hope everyone is doing well! Alhamdoulillah, I just landed my first full time job and I will be moving out in the coming days to start my career as a young professional. I ...
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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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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.