The Nisab for Sadaqat al-Fitr

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: I was wondering what the amount of nisaab (hirman zakaat) needed to be reached for sadaqah al-fitr is in dollars?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith.

Based on today’s market value of gold (7/13/2011), the nisab amount in US dollars is $4682.95.

[Taken from]

One is obliged to pay sadaqat al-fitr if one owns nisab hirman al-zakat, i.e., the above amount in any form of wealth aside from outstanding debts and one’s basic personal needs (such as house of residence, clothing, furniture, personal vehicle, etc). [Shurunbulali, Ascent to Felicity]

And Allah knows best.


Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani