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Calculate your Zakat

Calculate your Zakat Amongst the Five Pillars of Islam is Zakat, a duty expected of every able Muslim.

For every able person who meets the minimum requirement, known as the Nisab threshold, they must give 2.5% of their wealth to charity before the end of the Lunar year. Your Zakat is calculated according to the wealth in your possession including gold and silver and any investments, loans or debts minus your monthly responsibilities.

Your Zakat donation is given to the poor and needy with good intentions for the sake of Allah (SWT) to help us become better Muslims. Giving Zakat is a reminder to not be greedy and free our minds from the obsession of materialistic things, it is a way to eliminate the line between the poor and rich and help to provide support for those in need. By giving Zakat, we are taught that wealth is not everything and that it is Allah (SWT) who gave us wealth and it is He who can take it away.

If you are unsure as to how much Zakat you need to pay, use our Zakat calculator below. (Before using our calculator, we advise that you check the current rate of gold and silver.) Your Zakat is calculated on the amount of 612.36 grams of silver and 87.48 grams of gold.

Zakat Calculator



Why Give Zakat to Orphans in Need?

The support of destitute orphans and widows is a cause for which Zakat is applicable and highly recommended. £360 will support an orphan child for an entire year. This will provide them with shelter, food, clothing, medical care and education. However much your Zakat is calculated to, it can make a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable orphans.

If you have any questions regarding Zakat or need any help in calculating how much you need to give, call our team on 0207 100 8866 and we’ll be more than happy to help.

How is Zakat Distributed by Orphans in Need?

The Qur’an (Chapter 9, verse 60) specifies eight categories for the distribution of Zakat:

  • The poor & needy
  • The destitute
  • Those employed to collect Zakat
  • To reconcile hearts
  • Those in slavery
  • Those who are in debt
  • Those struggling in the path of Allah
  • Travellers who have run out of money

Zakat FAQs

    • How to Calculate Zakat?

    • What is the Nisab Threshold Value?

    • How Much is the Nisab for Zakat?

    • Do I Pay Zakat on the Gold or Silver Nisab Threshold?

    • What is Zakat?

    • What are the Zakat Rules?

    • Why pay your Zakat to Orphans in Need?

    • When is Zakat due in 2021?

    • Can We Give Zakat Before Ramadan?

    • Can You Give Zakat to Build a Mosque?

Zakat Facts for Families

There are many queries around the giving of Zakat to family members and whether this is considered acceptable if your family member is eligible to receive Zakat. We have provided answers to some of the most common questions.

    • Can a Mother Give Zakat to Her Son?

    • Can I Give Zakat to My Husband?

    • Can I Give Zakat to My Aunt?

    • Can We Give Zakat to Our Parents?

    • Can We Give Zakat to Sisters or Brothers?

    • Can A Daughter Give Zakat to Her Mother?

Pay your Zakat for orphan sponsorship today and provide a child in need with the support they require to live a fuller, more wholesome life. Supported by caring teams and with access to life-saving facilities including nutritious meals, education, healthcare and safe accommodation, you can help us make a difference. Donate today.