How Do I Calculate Zakat on Gold-Plated Jewelry?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Question 

How do I calculate Zakat on gold-plated jewelry? If I sell gold or silver jewelry during the lunar year, must I still calculate it in my Zakat?

 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Zakat on Gold-Plated Jewellery

One is not required to pay Zakat on gold-plated jewelry unless the amount of gold in the plating is 50% or greater than the other materials beneath it. [Maydani, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab]

Gold Sold in the Middle of Lunar Year

If you sold some of your gold/silver in the middle of the lunar year, you are not obliged to pay Zakat on that gold as it is no longer your possession. [Maydani, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab]

However, the money made from the sale will need to be added to your wealth for calculation.

Hope this helps

Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.