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 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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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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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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At what age is zakat compulsory? [duplicate]

I would like to pay zakat for all my four children.They dont earn.I earn.So how much should I pay for them and is zakat compulsory for them? 2 of my children earn money through freelancing one is 17 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the meaning of “best of people’s property is not taken for zakat” Hadith

Asalamu alaikum, please help me understand what the RasulAllah SAW meant by best property. JazakAllahu Khayran in advance. When the Prophet (ﷺ) sent Mu`adh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are ...
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How to Calculate Zakah on Amount from Salary?

Assalam o Alaikum, I have a question regarding Zakah calculation from my salary accounts. I receive monthly salary directly to my bank account from which I do my expenditures. Since I started working,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are those falsely on benefit considered 'beggers'?

Quoting from another question Islam mandates zakaat to help poor. Zakaat eliminates beggary to an extent but what about habitual beggars who can otherwise earn a living? How should the lazy and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 children below the age of puberty have to pay zakat?

If you give money away, I think that means you don't have to pay zakat on that money, and it becomes the responsibility of the person receiving the money to pay zakat. Is that correct? For example, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...