November 17, 2020 1 min

Paying Zakat on Shared Jewelry

Question: If gold and silver jewelry is shared by two or three people, like sisters, mothers, and daughters, and it reaches or is above the nisab amount, how can zakat be calculated on it for each person, as it is shared by these people? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, I pray you […]
November 13, 2020 1 min

Paying Zakat Late

Question: Given that the price of gold varies, how do you pay zakat on jewelry for previous years? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. For zakat on previous years, one would pay zakat based on the price of gold when the zakat was due. For […]
November 6, 2020 1 min

Who Are the Most Deserving of Receiving Zakat?

Question: Who are the most deserving of receiving Zakat? Answer: In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful and Compassionate Those Most Deserving of Zakat The best people to give one’s zakat to are the needy among: (1) one’s closest relatives, in order of closeness; (2) one’s neighbors; (3) one’s community; (4) one’s town; (5) the […]
October 14, 2020 1 min

Can You Please Recommend a Book on the Fundamentals of Zakat?

Question: Can you please recommend a book on the fundamentals of Zakat and it’s a calculation based on the current financial systems. Jazakallah Khair Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I pray you are well. I recommend that you study zakat with a teacher. It is much better than relying on a book, […]