Can I Follow the Zakatable Minimum (Nisab) of Gold to Pay My Zakat?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum,

1) Which nisab should I use for my Zakat? On ( there are 3 nisab values: Gold, Silver, and Hanafi. Can I follow the zakatable minimum of gold?

2) I haven’t paid attention to nisab and how much wealth I possessed for the past few years. How should I go about calculating how much I owe in Zakat?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

(1) Yes, you can follow the zakatable minimum (nisab) of gold.

(2) You should make a reasonable judgement and then act accordingly.

Please also see: Zakat: How to Calculate & Whom to Give and: Is Your Zakat Due? – A Reader and Resources on Giving Zakat

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Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani