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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Ruling on someone who has forgotten zakaat valuation date (due date)?

I forgot when I am supposed to pay my zakat. I know it is due this month but not sure exactly on what day. I tried searching but could not find anything that explains what I should do. Also can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is tipping in a hotel with the intent of zakat acceptable?

Is tipping with the intent that it is zakat acceptable in Islam. For example tipping a waiter in a restaurant or in a hotel or a taxi driver.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...