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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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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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?
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Can I give Zakat to a Non-Muslim? [duplicate]

My understanding is that Zakat is only to be given for Muslims. Can it also be given to non-Muslim who is in poverty?
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Can we pay zakaat money or other donations for purpose of planting trees specifically?

Assalam o alaikum: I just saw a man advertising his account details to get donations of ramadan for planting trees, and he says it is to make our envirenment better etc. Now I am confused if ramazan ...
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How much and to whom should I give Zakah?

I would like to know how much amount of zakat should be given and to whom it can be given. I am an employee at a company and my salary is always at the end of the month. Can I give goods as zakat ...
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Can a Muslim pay zakat even if his wealth is less than nisab?

I understand that Zakat becomes obligatory if wealth (money, gold, etc) is more than nisab for a period of one year. However if I don't have nisab amount yet but I want to give zakat, can I do it? I ...
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Does a disabled person with learning difficulties unable to generate income have to pay zakat

AA. I know you have answered a similar question but I need further clarification. A 19 year old girl has learning difficulties (bur not insane) and will never really be able to earn an income. The ...
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Zakat Calculation: How to calculate Zakat for college tuition or other big expenses?

I originally asked this question which I am splitting up. College Tuition: Saving for a future expense, say kids' college tuition, does it count under Zakat's rule? Since if your kids are young, they ...
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Is it Zakat, if you donate to different charity organizations?

I have for sometime now willingly, donated money monthly to different charity organizations, that are specialized in helping humans, and animals for a better life. Is it seen as Zakat? Another ...
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Can descendants of the Prophet (syed) receive zakah?

Rasulullah said: Narrated Abu Huraira: Al-Hasan bin `Ali took a date from the dates given in charity and put it in his mouth. The Prophet said, "Expel it from your mouth. Don't you know that we ...
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Zakat payment inquire

I purchase land for resale in future by 10-15 years and every year value of land is increasing... for example: last year if the value of land is Rupees 500000/- which paid zakat @ 2.5% and this year ...
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Zakat on wifes gold [duplicate]

I just wanted to clarify that, does the husband has to pay zakat on wife’s gold if she isn’t working? And what is the nisaab amount for cash for zakat to be paid on?
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Zakat on same wealth for every year

Assalam Alaikum, This is my first time here and I've tried looking around for this topic but was unable to get results on google with reliable source hence I thought of asking it here. Now I do know ...
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Must zakat be paid on the exact date as last year?

Assume I paid my zakat on the 1st of ramadan. Assuming I'm wealthy enough to pay zakat next year. Does this mean I have to pay my zakat again exactly on the first of ramadan next year? What happens ...
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How much zakat should be paid?

I want to know If I am a working lady Can I pay Zakat for myself and my siblings? Is it halal or haram?? How much amount should be paid by me according to Indian currency per person ?? I'm a Sunni ...
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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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Can I give a part or full of my zakat to my father who has debt [duplicate]

Can I give a part or full of my zakat to my father who has debt and its increasing day by day for high interest rates.
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Zakat need to pay

Assalam Alaikum I and my wife both are working. I don't have any saving from last one year, although my wife has, so do I need to pay Zakat on behalf of my wife or Zakat need to be paid from my wife ...
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zakat payment on accumulated money for more than one year with out adding on it

Aselamalykum, i do have 10k USD accumulated in ramedan 2014. i paied zakat in 2015 ramedan for the first time. but the amount remains the same therefore should i pay for the second year zakah in ...
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Who has to pay zakat on wife's gold? [duplicate]

My wife has gold, which was given to her by her brother on our wedding. My question is, who needs to pay the zakat on that gold if the husband doesn't have enough income to pay it on behalf of his ...
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Penalty for refusal to pay Zakat

What are the penalties on a person who refuses to pay the Zakat? Punishment of hell for this sin aside, what are the physical penalties on the person? Only credible answers from Quran, Hadith and ...
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Do I have to pay zakat, if I spend more than I earned in a year but have some savings?

Do I have to pay zakat, if I spend more than I earned in a year but have some savings (on which I already paid zakat)?
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Will zakat paid in excess be carried forward to the following year?

I lost my job two years back and am relying on my gratuity funds to maintain myself and family.Last year I paid zakat three times more than required to do so. Am I liable to pay this year or can it ...
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calculate my Zakath

I have gold Jewellery with me moms and wife's total value of 214000 dollars. All the gold weights almost 4500 grams roughly and having it with me for more than five years now. Tell me how many grams ...
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Can we give used clothing as zakat instead of money?

Sometimes we pass difficult times about money.. I'm not eligible to give zakat yet. but would like to know if we can give used clothing as zakat instead of money? Zazakallah Khair
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Zakat on State Pension Account value

Before I get my monthly wages, I am taxed. Some of this tax money goes towards my state pension account. So I am assuming the government has an account where they know how much of my tax money has ...
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Would the Zakat be applicable to both the husband and wife's gold?

A house wife owns some gold on which Zakat is not applicable (less than the requirement e.g 22 kt 50 gm) and his husband also owns 24 kt of 50 gm gold. Would we have to add both the husband and wife'...
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Is it permissible to give Zakat in Islamic TV?

A well known Islamic TV is saying that it is fully OK and encouraging everybody to give Zakat in this TV channel. Is giving Zakat to Islamic channel should be the first choice?
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Is it permitted to claim a deduction on income taxes for charitable donations? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is permitted to claim a deduction on income taxes for charitable donations. For example, United States tax laws allow for income deductions to be claimed for donations to ...
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What are the benefits of giving Zakat? [closed]

I agree with everything that came from Islam and I submit myself to the will of the Almighty. And I don't criticize the pillar of Zakat at all. A non-muslim person told me that giving Zakat has no ...
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Do I still have to pay Zakat, even with a large house loan? [duplicate]

I have a house loan which is bigger than my annual salary, and I also have some personal debts. I don't have any gold or silver, and the only source of income is my monthly salary. I am saving some ...
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Do I need to pay the Zakat if I am accumulating money for a needy purpose?

Say, for example, that I desperately need to build a house and to do this I am accumulating money. Say after 1 year I have accumulated 10K dollars but that still wont solve my purpose and the expense ...
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How is income taken into account in Zakat calculations [duplicate]

Lets say I have £4000.00 in my savings account as at 01/04/2014. I save £1000 every month after that (may, june etc) and add to the £4000. The saving sum at 01/05/2014 is now: £15000.00. If I ...
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The priorities of giving donation

I wonder what is the best manner to donate money, especially in these holy days, should donations be given as important amount, or it could be divided to reach the maximum of persons, as a result the ...
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Zakat Calculation: Fluctuating networth

I originally asked this question which I am splitting up. Fluctuating Net worth: Some months, one saves more and some months one spends more due to various reasons. How does one establish the correct ...
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When should muslims give Zakat on money?

Updated: When should muslims give Zakat? Is it between a period or can everyone choose when to give? Zakat is one of the pillars of Islam. I don't mean any other charity or even Udhia.
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Zakat on annual savings

I started paying zakat last year, 2012. In it I paid $2,500 zakat on a $10,000 saving. This year, 2013, my savings have increased to $12,000. Should I now pay zakat on $12,000 or only the net ...
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What should someone do if he/she didn't pay zakat over 2 or 3 years?

What if someone didn't pay zakat for 2 years. Should he/she consider paying for the 2 years. What are the rules/punishment that he/she will receive from Allah. What does Quran say about those persons? ...
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I received $4000 dollars, which exceeds nisab, but spent it on food and circumcision before one year of getting, it, do I have to pay zakat?

I work at Starbucks and I give all interest immediately to charity. I regularly take money out for food and the last bit of money I had, I used to get circumcised. I spent all the money before one ...
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Zakat on Bills money?

I understand what you're supposed to pay zakat on accumulated money, but if you have an account setup for your monthly bills and you only keep your bills money in their, are you supposed to pay zakat ...
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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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Can zikat money (notes) be exchanged with other notes?

I was asked to donate for a madrasa. I wanted to donate 200 Rs., so I gave a 1000 Rs. note and asked for change. I was told, however, that though he had 800 Rs., he couldn't give ...