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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How to calculate zakat while in debt?

I recently bought a house and got Shariah loan (Mortgage). The only difference is that in the Shariah loan they don't use the word "interest". They say I am paying them "rent" at a fixed percentage ...
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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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Can a mother give zakat to her unemployed and poor son?

My grandmother has four sons and three sisters. One of them is very poor and unemployed. He has a family. Can his mother and sisters give him zakat? Is it allowed in Islam?
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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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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 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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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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Is Zakat obligatory for jobless person who has some investments?

I used to do service until last year. Since last year, I amjobless and actively looking for a job. I had some investments and am currently running my family with the profit from the investments. ...
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How do I account for debt when I calculate Zakat?

I have read this question but it did not help me. I have two bank accounts. One for savings (wherein I periodically pay off any interest incurred), and another for my current money. I have an ...
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Income tax and zakat

AOA, www.facebook.com Per above video (In Urdu by Javed Ahmad Ghamidi), if our zakat to pay is 3000 and we have paid 2500 in income taxes, then we should only pay the difference which is 500 in ...
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In states that have welfare funded through taxation is Zakat still obligatory?

Zakat, as I understand it is for funding charity to the poor in the Ummah. If one however lives in a state which has welfare funded through taxation, and one is a tax-payer, is it still neccessary to ...
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Zakat on plots bought with intention to resale [duplicate]

I am a working woman.My husband got a plot from his parents and we plan to build a house for us but we don't have enough money for that so I bought two more plots intending to sale on profit to raise ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it ok to use Islamic donations as tax deductibles? [duplicate]

Every year I see many masjids and Islamic organizations requesting for funds. They also state the donations are tax deductible. Hence, my question is: is this permissible? Is there not a fear that ...
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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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With money saved for buying a house, part of which put towards an investment which has yet to give returns, what am I obliged to pay for zakaat?

I had $120000 five years ago, saved towards buying a house. Out of which I put $60,000 towards an investment expecting a return. To date, I still have not received any returns nor the total amount ...
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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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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 gold and cash equal to nisab, but living in a rented house, is zakat wajib?

I have gold and cash equal to nisab e zakat but do not have a house and live in a rented house nor do I have enough money to purchase a house. Is zakat wajib on me?
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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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How exactly do you work out how much zakat you have to give on the gold you own?

How exactly do you work out how much zakat you have to give on the gold you own? I understand that you work out the nisab value, and if you have more gold than that, you give 2.5% of the value of the ...
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How to calculate zakath on jewellery owned for less than a year and in my possession before marriage?

If I have gold jewellery owned for less than a year and it is above the nisab value should I pay the zakath? I got married 8 months ago I was earning before our nikah (marriage) as well, so during ...
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Is Zakkat Applicable on the plot sale purchase?

I sold my plot 4 months back as some property dealer suggest me to keep rolling your plot (money) instead of keeping it for a longer period. My clear intent to build a house as i don't have my own one....
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What is the Ismaili equivalent of zakah?

In Sunni Islam, there's a concept of zakah -- 2.5% (1/40) of your savings saved for a year need to be given to the poor in eight groups, which are outlined in ayah az-zakah (The Ayah of Zakah). This ...
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What is the Islamic view on taxation?

Is raising taxes by the leaders of an Islamic state allowed? If a person will not voluntarily pay these taxes: may force be used to collect them (like in almost any state today)? In my opinion "taxes"...
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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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I have a bank loan, a monthly salary, and no savings from my salary. Do I need to pay zakat?

I live and work out of my home country as an expat. I somehow got a bank loan last year which is equivalent of my country currency 3500000. Every month, I'm paying installment as 90000 (equivalent ...
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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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Is it permissible to claim zakat (charity) in tax return?

Sometimes we get a receipt for whatever donation we do. It can be reimbursed when filing our tax returns. If I give zakat and get a receipt and claim it in the tax return, is it OK to do so? Also can ...
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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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Will my zakat be accepted given that I am not performing prayer?

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. I am giving Zakat to the poor and needy during Ramadan. As Prayer (Salat) is the second pillar of Islam, but I am not performing any prayers. Will Allah ...
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What caused the decline of the Bani Hashim, what form did the decline take, and why did it happen so quickly?

Every biography I've read so far says that by the time of Muhammad's (pbuh) birth, the fortunes of his clan, the Bani Hashim, had declined considerably. But I'm confused about the cause of this ...
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Can I give Zakat in the form of clothes?

It is a practice of many ladies to give away their clothes converting their value into Zakat. Please guide me in the following matter: I have some new and slightly used stitched clothes which I am ...
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Is zakat mandatory at the age of 17?

Is it mandatory for me to pay Zakat, even though I don't have my own job and I always save my money as cash? Also, not to mention that I'm saving up for a PS4 or a custom PC, which are quite expensive ...
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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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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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Is zakat mandatory for our family, given my mother is a housewife who owns gold and my father has a personal loan?

I have a small question regarding Zakat: My mother has 113 grams of gold. She is a housewife, and my father has a personal loan. In this case, would Zakat be mandatory for us?
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Do I have to pay zakat on the balance of my point card?

I have a loyalty card at the local grocery store. Fairly typical, really, one of those "for every dollar you spend, you get X points added to your card" that most if not all grocery stores (at least ...
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What if the property-owner gives his property to someone else other then his son?

If the property-owner gives property to some one else because:- His son does not pay zakat and takes interest Even then should the new-owner give the property to his son to ensure justice?
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Zakat on gifted house

I received a house as a gift from my parents. After a couple of years I decided to sell the house and use it for buying and selling properties. Would the zakat be payable on one year from the date ...
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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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Is it permissible to give zakat to a family member?

Can someone give a part of his zakat to a family member (not a parent), say an uncle for example specially if he is in need?