Does a Person Have To Pay Zakat on His TV or PlayStation?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Does a person have to pay zakat on his tv or PlayStation?


No. Zakat is only paid on wealth whose value grows itself, as with gold and silver, or has the potential for growth through investment, such as cash. The only time you would have to pay zakat on the items you mentioned is if you purchased them with the intention of selling them as a business venture. [Mawsili, al-Ikhtiyar]

I hope that helps.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.