بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ
ZAKAAT is a monetary devotion and an IBAADAT that has been ordained
in the SHARI'AH of all the AMBIYAA (Prophets) (عليهم السلام). ZAKAAT
is one of the five pillars of Islam.
ZAKAAT literally means to increase. Technically it means to purify
one's position of wealth by distributing a prescribed amount which
has to be given to the poor as a fundamental IBAADAT. ZAKAAT is
not a governmental tax, but its main purpose is to keep those who
are wealthy clean monetarily from sins.
ZAKAAT was made compulsory at Makkah at the same time as Salaat.
This can be seen in the Surahs of the Qur'an where the laws of ZAKAAT
are mentioned. The amount, distribution etc., was defined at Madinah
in the second year of Hijrah.
THE VIRTUES OF ZAKAAT
• Allah Ta'aala says in the Qur'an:
"Allah destroys wealth obtained from interest and will give
increase for deed of charity." (Surah Baqarah: 276)
• Rasoolullah () has said:
1. "The nation that does not give ZAKAAT, Allah will bring
about a drought on them (i.e. necessities of life will become scarce)."
2. "The persons on whom Allah has bestowed wealth, and he does
not give ZAKAAT, on the Day of QIYAAMAH his wealth will be turned
into a venomous bald serpent which will wind around his neck and
bite his jaws and say: "l am your wealth, l am your treasure."
• It is stated in the Hadith that by giving ZAKAAT the following
benefits are derived:
1. Gaining of the pleasure of Allah.
2. Increase in wealth.
3. Protection from losses.
4. A cause thus established for Allah's forgiveness and blessings
5. Safety from calamities.
6. Protection from the wrath of Allah and from a bad death.
7. The ZAKAAT will provide a shelter on the Day of Judgment.
8. Security from seventy misfortunes.
9. It will serve as a shield from the fires of JAHANNAM.
10. It contributes to BARAKAT in wealth.
11. It saves from fear and grief.
• There are two major benefits of giving ZAKAAT:
1. It keeps one away from sin and saves the giver from moral ill
arising from the love and greed for wealth.
2. Through ZAKAAT the poorer class (those who are not capable of
providing for themselves) are being cared for, such as widows, orphans,
the disabled, the poor and the destitute.
THE PUNISHMENT FOR
NOT GIVING ZAKAAT
Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'an:
"And there are those who hoard gold and silver and do not spend
it in the way of Allah, announce to them a most grievous penalty
(when) on the Day of QIYAAMAH heat will be produced out of that
wealth in the fire of JAHANNAM, then with it they will be branded
on their foreheads and their flanks and backs. (It will be said
to them) This is the treasure which you hoarded for yourselves,
taste then the treasure that you had been hoarding." (Surah
ON WHOM ZAKAAT IS FARZ
ZAKAAT is Farz upon a person if:
1. He is a Muslim.
2. He is an adult.
3. He is a sane person.
4. He is a free person not a slave.
5. He owns wealth intended for trading to the value of NISAAB.
Furthermore the wealth should be:
a. Fully owned by him.
b. In excess of his personal needs (clothing, household furniture,
utensils and cars etc., are termed as articles of personal use).
c. It should be possessed by him for complete lunar year.
d. Of a productive nature from which he can derive profit or benefit
such as merchandise for business, gold, silver, livestock etc.
There is no ZAKAAT on effects that are not of a productive nature
even if these are in excess of one's needs, such as cars, utensils,
furniture etc., if such items are not intended for trade.
• Note: ZAKAAT is Farz. Any person who denies it being Farz (compulsory)
loses his IMAAN. However if he recognizes ZAKAAT being Farz but
neglects this duty he will be termed a FAASIQ (Transgressor).
TYPES OF WEALTH
ON WHICH ZAKAAT IS FARZ
1. ZAKAAT is Farz on gold and silver, be it in the form of bullion,
jewelry, cash, bank notes, utensils or any other form. The value
of these should be equal to the amount which is shown under NISAAB
2. If the gold possessed is not equal to the value of 87.48 grams
or silver possessed is not equal to the value of 612.36 grams but
the value of both combined is equal to the value of either the NISAAB
of gold or silver, then ZAKAAT will be Farz.
3. In the event of an article not being of pure gold or pure silver
but containing a mixture of other metals and the gold or silver
is more than the other metal, it will be regarded as gold or silver
and ZAKAAT on this will be Farz. But in this case where the metal
is of greater quantity than either the gold or silver, ZAKAAT will
not be Farz on that article.
4. If a person has 620 grams of silver (which is more than the NISAAB)
and before a whole year has elapsed he acquires 50 grams of gold
(which is less than the NISAAB), then the value of this gold must
be added to the value of 'the silver and thereafter the NISAAB reckoned.
The two must not be reckoned separately, as this will be a cause
of avoiding ZAKAAT.
5. ZAKAAT is Farz on merchandise for business equal to the value
6. ZAKAAT is Farz on livestock.
7. ZAKAAT is Farz on the income of properties if it is equal to
the value of NISAAB.
8. ZAKAAT is Farz on the income derived from a hiring business such
as crockery, motor cars, vans, trucks etc.
TYPES OF WEALTH
ON WHICH ZAKAAT IS NOT FARZ
1. ZAKAAT is not WAAJIB on any other metal besides gold and silver.
2. ZAKAAT is not WAAJIB on fixtures and fittings of a shop, motor
car, truck or any delivery vehicle etc., which is used in running
3. There is no ZAKAAT on diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi
precious stones which are in personal use. ZAKAAT is payable on
the gold or silver used in making jewelry with diamonds, pearls
etc. There is no ZAKAAT on imitation jewelry.
4. There is no ZAKAAT on any number of living quarters, household
furniture, crockery, personal clothing whether they are in use or
not. However, Islam does not justify extravagance.
5. There is no ZAKAAT on a person whose liabilities exceed or equal
6. A person has $300.00 but owes $200.00. ZAKAAT is due on the remaining
ANIMALS ON WHICH ZAKAAT IS FARZ
1. It is compulsory to give ZAKAAT on camels, cattle, water buffaloes,
goats and sheep (any such Halaal animal that can be slaughtered
for Qurbani in terms of SHARI'AH) when they:
a. Graze on the open fiend for the greater part of the year and
are not stall fed.
b. Are kept for milk, breeding or fattening.
Such animals are termed 'SAA'IMAH'.
2. ZAKAAT on SAA'IMAH animals is calculated on number and not value
therefore stud or thoroughbred animals and crossbred animals are
treated alike for ZAKAAT purposes.
3. Where animals are kept for trade, ZAKAAT will be calculated and
given as is done in commercial establishments. (i.e., on the monetary
value of each animal). The NISAAB is the same as that of trading.
4. If one has a mixed flock of goats and sheep and the number of
each kind individually makes ZAKAAT applicable then the ZAKAAT of
each respective group will be given from its own kind.
5. When the number of each type of animal individually does not
make ZAKAAT binding but the total of both kinds does amount to the
NISAAB then ZAKAAT will be given from the type of animal that is
greater in number.
6. If both kinds are equal in number, one has the option of choosing
the ZAKAAT animal from whichever kind he desires. It must be noted
that the ZAKAAT animal should be of a good quality.
ANIMALS ON WHICH ZAKAAT IS NOT FARZ
1. Animals that are stall fed for six months of the year and then
left to graze on the field for the remainder of the year, are not
'SAA'IMAH' and thus no ZAKAAT will be liable on their owner.
2. There is no ZAKAAT payable on animals which are reared for riding,
for drought purposes or for one's own use or consumption.
3. There is no ZAKAAT op wild game.
4, There is no ZAKAAT on horses, donkeys and mules if they are not
5. There is no ZAKAAT on a herd which consists of calves only i.e.
until they reach a capable age of breeding. If such a herd has one
animal that could be used for breeding, then ZAKAAT will have to
be given on all of them. In this case that particular full grown
animal will have to be given as ZAKAAT. If this animal, which is
capable of breeding, dies then ZAKAAT will still be necessary on
the rest of the herd of calves.
6. ZAKAAT is not applicable on sheep that are less than twelve months
NISAAB AND RATE OF ZAKAAT
The amount of wealth which makes one liable for ZAKAAT is called
The payment of ZAKAAT is compulsory on the excess wealth or effects
which is equal to/or exceeds the value of NISAAB and which is possessed
for a full Islamic year. If such wealth decreases during the course
of the year and it increases again to the value of NISAAB before
the end of the year, the ZAKAAT then must be calculated on the full
amount that is possessed at the end of the year.
The NISAAB of gold and silver fixed by Rasoolullah () is as follows:
The rate of ZAKAAT which was fixed by Rasoolullah () is 2.5% (1/40)
i.e., 2.5 cents in a dollar.
The rate of ZAKAAT which was fixed by Rasoolullah () is 2.5% (1/40)
i.e., 2.5 cents in a dollar.
THE TIME AND NISAAB OF ZAKAAT
1. The owner must have possession of animals for one lunar year
before ZAKAAT becomes Farz.
2. The NISAAB for SAA'IMAH animals is governed by the number of
animals in one's ownership and not by the monetary value of each
animal (refer to tables for detail).
TABLE OF ZAKAAT FOR
SHEEP AND GOATS
The NISAAB (minimum number) when ZAKAAT becomes applicable, is forty
animals which are more than twelve months old. There is no ZAKAAT
if the number is less than forty.
FOR 1 Year Old SHEEP & GOATS
of Sheep or Goats
|201 - 399
Thereafter for each additional hundred, one sheep that is one year
old must be given as ZAKAAT.
TABLE OF ZAKAAT FOR
CATTLE AND WATER BUFFALOES
The NISAAB when ZAKAAT becomes applicable is thirty animals. There
is no ZAKAAT if the number is less than thirty.
FOR CATTLE AND WATER BUFFALOES
|60 - 69
Thereafter, in every thirty animals a 1 year old animal should
be given and in every forty, a 2 year old animal should be given
as ZAKAAT. Example:
THE NIYYAH (INTENTION) OF ZAKAAT
1. It is Farz to form a NIYYAH for the fulfillment of ZAKAAT.
2. When giving ZAKAAT to a needy person, the NIYYAH should be that,
"l am giving this as ZAKAAT". If the NIYYAH is not made
the ZAKAAT will not be valid.
3. It is not necessary to reveal to the needy person to whom ZAKAAT
is given, that the cash or kind which is being given to him, is
4. When one has put aside an amount for ZAKAAT with the intention
that he will give it to the needy and at the time of giving ZAKAAT
he forgets to make the NIYYAH, the ZAKAAT will still be valid.
5. if one gives a deserving person some money as a gift but makes
the NIYYAH of ZAKAAT, the ZAKAAT will be valid.
THE METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING ZAKAAT
1. ZAKAAT is Farz at the rate of 2.5%.
2. ZAKAAT should be given as soon as possible after it becomes due.
It is possible that death may occur and thus lead to failure in
fulfilling ones obligations.
3. A poor man cannot be paid for his work from ZAKAAT nor can ZAKAAT
be given in payment of anyone's services except when an Islamic
government pays salaries to persons appointed by the government
to collect ZAKAAT.
4. ZAKAAT will only be valid if the recipient is made the owner
of that amount.
5. ZAKAAT cannot be given or used for the construction of a mosque,
MADRASAH, hospital, a well, a bridge or any other public amenity.
6. Poor students can be given a bursary from ZAKAAT. If the student
is of an understanding age, the ZAKAAT must be given to him personally
and if he is not of an understanding age, then his Shar'iah WAKEEL
(parents or legal guardian) must be given possession of the amount.
7. ZAKAAT can be paid in kind from the same merchandise on which
it is due, or alternatively it could he paid in cash. It is of VITAL
importance to ensure at all times that the recipient is made the
OWNER of the ZAKAAT.
8. Authority can be delegated to another person or an organisation
for the distribution of ZAKAAT in order that it be utilised in accordance
with the laws of ZAKAAT.
9. If a person requests someone to give a certain amount on his
behalf as ZAKAAT and that sum is given out, then that ZAKAAT will
be valid. The sum given will be a debt upon the one who made this
10. If an agent is given ZAKAAT for distribution and he does not
distribute it then the ZAKAAT will not be regarded as fulfilled
and the sin of not discharging the obligatory duty of ZAKAAT will
remain a burden on whom it was Farz.
11. It is AFZAL (best) to give one's ZAKAAT when it is due rather
than wait for RAMAZAAN.
TO WHOM ZAKAAT CAN BE GIVEN (MASAARIF)
The recipients of ZAKAAT according to the Qur'an are as follows:
"ZAKAAT (contributions of cash money, merchandise, animals
etc.) are for the poor and the needy; and those who collect them;
for those whose hearts are to be reconciled; and to free the captives
and the debtors; and for the cause of Allah Ta'ala; and for the
wayfarer: A duty ordained by Allah Ta'ala. Allah Ta'ala is Knowing,
Wise." (Surah Taubah: 60)
1.FUQARAA: People who are poor and who possess more than their basic
needs but do not possess wealth equal to NISAAB.
2.MASAAKEEN: People who are destitute and extremely needy to the
extent that they are forced to beg for their daily food ration.
3.AL-'AAMILEEN: Those persons who are appointed by an Islamic Head
of State or Government to Collect ZAKAAT. It is not necessary that
this be a needy person.
4.MU-ALLAFATUL-QULOOB: Those persons that have recently accepted
Islam and are in need of basic necessities who would benefit from
encouragement by the Muslims which would help to strengthen their
faith of Islam.
5.AR-RIQAAB: Those slaves that are permitted to work for remuneration
and have an agreement from their masters to purchase their freedom
on payment of fixed amounts.
6.AL-GHAARIMEEN: Those persons that have a debt and do not possess
any other wealth or goods with which they could repay that which
they owe. It is conditional that this debt was not created for any
un Islamic or sinful purpose.
7.FEE SABEELILLAH: Those persons that have to carry out a Farz deed
which has become obligatory on them and subsequently (due to loss
of wealth) are unable to complete that Farz.
Important: A common misunderstanding about the term FEE SABEELILLAH
has misled many to believe that this includes all types of charitable
deeds. The Commentaries of the Qur'an and Ahaadith of Rasoolullah
() do not support this view.
8.IBN-US-SABEEL: Those persons who are MUSAAFIR (travelers in view
of SHARI'AH) and during the course of their journey do not possess
basic necessities, though they are well to do at home. They could
be given ZAKAAT in order to fulfill travel needs to return home.
• IMPORTANT: All the above mentioned recipients excluding Al-'AAMILEEN,
must be those who do not possess the NISAAB.
1. It is not JAAIZ (not permissible) in the SHARI'AH to give ZAKAAT
to a person who owns merchandise or wealth in excess of his needs
to the value of NISAAB nor is it JAAIZ for such a person to accept
2. A person that does not own an amount equal to the value of NISAAB
is known as FAQEER. This person could be given ZAKAAT and it is
permissible for him to accept ZAKAAT.
3. A person owns wealth which in value exceeds the amount of NISAAB
but this wealth is not intended for business nor does he require
it for his dally needs, such a person is regarded as 'well to do'
and should not be given ZAKAAT.
4. The books of a scholar or tools of a tradesman are among his
necessities, irrespective of their value. Besides these if he does
not own wealth equal to NISAAB, he could be given ZAKAAT.
5. When giving ZAKAAT, SADQAH etc., one's poor and needy relatives
should be given preference. To avoid embarrassing them it should
be given to them without saying that it is ZAKAAT or SADQAH.
6. There is great THAWAAB in giving ZAKAAT to poor persons who are
striving in the way of the Deen or those who are engaged in religious
knowledge, or to religious institutions where poor or needy students
are being cared for. Care should be taken that only such institutions
are given ZAKAAT where it is used according to the SHARI'AH.
7. A child of a wealthy father cannot be given ZAKAAT. When such
a child becomes mature in age and does not own wealth to the value
of NISAAB, he may then be given ZAKAAT.
ZAKAAT CAN BE GIVEN TO A:
8. Brother, sister, nephew, niece, (brother's and sister's children),
uncle, aunt (both paternal and maternal), step grandfather, step
grandmother, father in law, mother in law, PROVIDED THEY DO NOT
PERSONS THAT CANNOT BE GIVEN ZAKAAT
1. ZAKAAT cannot be given to Banu HAASHIM. The Banu HAASHIM are
all the children of Sayyadatina FAATIMAH (رضي الله عنها) and all
members of Rasoolullah () family and wives (رضي الله عنهن).
2. ZAKAAT cannot be given to parents, grandfather etc. In the same
manner one's children and grandchildren cannot be given ZAKAAT.
A husband and wife cannot give ZAKAAT to each other.
3. ZAKAAT contributions cannot be given to such institutions or
organisations who do not give the rightful recipients (Masaarif)
possession of ZAKAAT, but instead use ZAKAAT funds for construction,
investment or salaries.
4. ZAKAAT cannot be given to non Muslims. This ruling also applies
to WAAJIB SADQAH i.e. Sadaqatul-Fitr, Kaffaarah, Ushr and Nazar.
NAFIL SADQAH could be given to non-Muslims.
5. If one cannot determine whether the recipient is needy or not
then it is better to make certain before giving him ZAKAAT. If ZAKAAT
is given without inquiry and subsequently it is known, that the
recipient is wealthy, then the ZAKAAT is not valid. It has to be
6. ZAKAAT will not be fulfilled by purchasing books for an institution
or land purchased for public utility and made WAQF.
7. ZAKAAT cannot be used for the KAFN of a deceased person who has
no heirs because at that time he/she cannot become the owner.
8. A dead person's debt cannot be paid from ZAKAAT.
WHEN IS ZAKAAT FARZ ON A CREDITOR
A person is obliged to give ZAKAAT on money or valuable owing to
him whether it be a loan or a business debt. This applies only if
the debtor acknowledges that he owes the amount or promises to pay
it; or if on the contrary he refutes the claim and there are witnesses
or documentary proof to support such claim by which it could be
recovered through a judiciary. Loans are basically of three types:
1. QAWI (Secure loan):
(a) If cash, gold or silver has been given as a loan or when merchandise
has been sold on terms and the payment is received after a year
or two and the value of the amount owing is that of NISAAB, then
this is called a QAWI loan and therefore, ZAKAAT for those years
prior to payment will be Farz.
(b) In the case where this loan is repaid in installments, if the
repayment received equals to one fifth (20%) of the NISAAB, ZAKAAT
of this one fifth becomes Farz. If several years have passed, then
ZAKAAT must be given for all the past years. ZAKAAT of the past
years has to be calculated annually in units, each unit being twenty
percent of the NISAAB.
Government bonds are of this category and ZAKAAT has to be paid
on recovery of this loan as described above.
(c) If any such loan is not equal to NISAAB then ZAKAAT will not
be Farz but if this loan together with other excess wealth which
is in one's possession, when combined becomes equal to NISAAB then
ZAKAAT will be Farz on the combined total of both amounts.
2. MUTAWASSIT (Insufficiently Secure Loan):
(a) If a loan is not cash, gold, silver or merchandise (as mentioned
in 1. (a) above) but is personal effects sold (old clothes, house
hold items etc.) or is a property which was sold and the Value of
it is that of NISAAB, then it is called a MUTAWASSIT loan. Thus
ZAKAAT for those year prior to payment will not be Farz.
(b) If this loan is equal to or in excess of NISAAB and is fully
recovered after several years then ZAKAAT on that amount is not
Farz for all the past years. However, if anyone in such an instance
gave ZAKAAT then such an act is rewarded by Allah Ta'ala.
(c) In a case where the repayment is made in installments, then
ZAKAAT will only be Farz if the repayment is equal to NISAAB and
is retained for a full Islamic year.
(d) If the installment received is less than NISAAB, but one is
in possession of other wealth on which ZAKAAT is due (i.e. NISAAB
on which a year has elapsed), then this installment must be added
to the wealth and ZAKAAT must be given on the total. It is not necessary
for a year to pass over this installment that is received.
3. DHA'EEF (Insecure Loan):
(a) If money owing to one, is not in lieu of cash, gold, silver,
merchandise or personal effects or property which is sold, but is
due to outstanding inheritance, bequests, MAHR (dowry), salary etc.,
then it is called a DHA'EEF loan.
(b) ZAKAAT will become Farz when these moneys are received and they
are equal to or in excess of NISAAB and further they are retained
for a full Islamic year. There is no ZAKAAT for the years that have
passed before receiving these amounts.
(c) There is no ZAKAAT on Provident and Pension funds. ZAKAAT must
only be paid on these amounts after they are received from such
funds provided the amount is equal to or in excess of t he NISAAB
and is retained for a full Islamic year.
• Note: Some ULAMAA (Islamic Scholars) have categorized these funds
as QAWI or MUTAWASSIT loans, and thus ZAKAAT becomes obligatory
on the contributions for the past year as well. It is therefore
advisable that as a precautionary measure ZAKAAT should be paid
for the past years on these as well.
ZAKAAT ON MERCHANDISE:
1. Articles that are purchased for resale are referred to as merchandise.
The NISAAB for ZAKAAT on merchandise is the same as that for cash,
i.e., if the value of the articles is equivalent to the value of
87.48 grams of gold (7.5 tolas = 1350 grains = 2.8125 troy ounces)
or 612.36 grams of silver (52.5 tolas = 9450 grains = 19.6875 troy
ounces) or more, then it will be Farz to give ZAKAAT at the rate
of 2.5% or one fortieth.
2. ZAKAAT is Farz on the following items when drawing up a balance
a. Stock in trade.
b. Goods in transit; (which have been paid for).
c. Cash on hand.
d. Outstanding cash and loans; (when repaid and if they are equal
e. Cash at bank.
f. Savings account.
g. Fixed deposits.
h. Sundry outstanding; (when repaid and if they are equal to NISAAB).
i. Claims; (acknowledged).
j. Other savings household balance; sundry cash.
3. All these must be added as one amount, and after subtracting
the creditors' amount and/or any other liabilities, the balance
which is the profit, must be added to the capital. ZAKAAT must then
be given on this combined figure.
4. ZAKAAT should be given on the capital that exists at the end
of the lunar year, which includes the profit. E.g. at the beginning
of the year the capital is $2000.00. When the year ends a profit
of $500.00 is shown. ZAKAAT must be given on $2500.00.
5. If a bad debt is recovered and it is equal to or exceeds the
NISAAB, then ZAKAAT on all the past years must be given.
6. If one has various different types of merchandise then the total
value of all the goods should be calculated. If it is equal to or
exceeds the value of NISAAB then it will be necessary to give ZAKAAT.
7. If at the beginning of the year one has the full NISAAB and during
the year the amount decreases and by the end of the year possession
of the full NISAAB is regained then it will be WAAJIB to give ZAKAAT
on this amount.
8. If one mixes Halaal and Haraam merchandise and the amount is
equal to or exceeds the NISAAB at the end of the year then it will
be necessary to give ZAKAAT.
9. It is customary to write the price paid for the merchandise at
stock figures. ZAKAAT should not be calculated on these stock figures.
For ZAKAAT purposes, current purchase value of the merchandise should
10. If a few persons are partners in a company and if any one share
of the partners is equal to or exceeds NISAAB then it will be necessary
for that partner to give ZAKAAT.
11. Stock for ZAKAAT purposes must be calculated according to the
Islamic (lunar) year.
12. ZAKAAT is Farz at the ruling price on shares held in a company
at the end of every Islamic year. As machinery, land, fixtures and
fittings, furniture, buildings etc., are exempt from ZAKAAT, one
is allowed to subtract these from the total assets. This could be
obtained From the company's annual report, for example if one has
shares worth $100.00 and the machinery, land etc., are worth 5%
of the total assets of the company, then deduct $5.00 for machinery,
land, fixtures and fittings, furniture and buildings (the exempted
ZAKAAT items) thereafter deduct the liabilities of the company proportionately
to the percentage of shares held and the ZAKAAT must be calculated
on the balance.
13. When ZAKAAT is given on a capital amount once and thereafter
if this same amount remains with the owner till the following year
then ZAKAAT will be due again. ZAKAAT will be Farz repeatedly after
every Islamic year has elapsed.
DECREASE IN WEALTH
BY THE END OF THE ISLAMIC YEAR
1. If ZAKAAT on wealth has not been given at the end of the Islamic
year and all that wealth either gets lost or stolen, then such wealth
is exempted from ZAKAAT. If one deliberately gives away or destroys
his wealth then ZAKAAT still remains WAAJIB.
2. If after a full Islamic year has elapsed and incidentally without
the NIYYAH of ZAKAAT one gives away all his wealth to charity, then
that amount of wealth is exempted from ZAKAAT. In a case where he
only gives away part of that wealth then ZAKAAT will be due on the
remainder if it is equal to NISAAB.
Note: A person is obliged to pay ZAKAAT on $10,000 namely the sum
of $250. He sets aside this amount with a view to paying his ZAKAAT.
The sum of $250 is thereafter lost or stolen in which event the
ZAKAAT obligation is not discharged. If the ZAKAAT payer dies after
setting aside the sum of $250, it will constitute part of his estate
to be transmissible to his heirs.
1. Write 5 benefits of giving ZAKAAT.
2. On whom is ZAKAAT Farz?
3. Name 3 types of wealth on which ZAKAAT is Farz.
4. Name 3 types of wealth on which ZAKAAT is NOT Farz.
5. In the following table fill in the number and age of animals
that should be paid as ZAKAAT:
ZAKAAT for SHEEP & GOAT
FOR CATTLE AND WATER BUFFALOES
6. Mention 5 MASAARIF to whom ZAKAAT can be given.
7. Name 4 types of people to whom ZAKAAT cannot be given.
8. Can ZAKAAT be given to the following:
(a) A child. (b) Brother.
(c) Madrasah (as wages) (d) Student.
(e) Kafn of deceased. (g) Father.
(f) Non-Muslim. (i) Husband.
(h) One's own children.