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Can I Give Zakah to Relief Organizations

Zakah and Charity: Any Difference?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Indeed, Zakah is totally different from charity in many aspects. Zakah is obligatory and paid every year at a fixed rate while charity …

Is There Zakah on Jewelry with Stone Inlays?

Is There Zakah on Jewelry with Stone Inlays?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Gold is the thing upon which Zakah must be paid, even if it is simply for wearing. As for the precious stones, such as pearls, diamonds and …

Zakah on Salaries

Zakah on Salaries: A Must?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.  In this fatwa: According to the majority of Muslim scholars, salaries are not subject to Zakah, because the passage of one full lunar year from the day one acquires a nisab is …

How Should We Calculate Zakah on Assets?

How Should We Calculate Zakah on Assets?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: You should know that Zakah is due on the net worth of business. So, you pay Zakah on your assets at the end of the lunar year …

Not Deducting Family Expenses from Zakah

Not Deducting Family Expenses from Zakah: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- What you are doing in calculating the due Zakah is correct. Probably, you do not have other investments in …

What Is Zakah?

Zakah is obligatory on every Muslims who can afford to do so. It is every Muslims responsibility to look after the poor and needy in society. Share this especially for your non-Muslim friends.

Should I Pay Zakah for the Gold I Wear?

Should I Pay Zakah for the Gold I Wear?

I have some jewelry that exceed the nisab (zakatable amount), but I rarely wear them, just on occasions. Do I have to pay zakah for that? If yes, how much should I pay?



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