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Nisab Values

  • Silver: £275.01 (612.36g)
  • Gold: £3983.93 (87.48g)

Enter all assets that have been in your possession over a lunar year:

Value of Gold
£
Value of Silver
£

Cash:

In hand and in bank accounts
£
Deposited for some future purpose, e.g. Hajj
£
Given out in loans
£
Business investments, shares, saving certificates, pensions funded by money in ones possesssion
£

Trade Goods:

Value of Stock
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Liabilities:

Borrowed money, goods bought on credit
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Wages due to employees
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Taxes, rent, utility bills due immediately
£

Total Assets

£0.00

Zakat Payable

£0.00

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. The Zakat you pay will depend on how much excess wealth you have minus your responsibilities. It is paid after excess wealth has been held for a full Hawl (Islamic year). Your wealth in terms of loans, debts, investments, silver, or gold will be used in calculating your Zakat.

Zakat donations are 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.

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 sponsor an orphaned child, supporting them 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.

Zakat FAQs

How to Calculate Zakat?

In order to calculate Zakat, your wealth exceeding the Nisab threshold is taken into consideration; your Zakat will equate to 2.5% of this. This wealth covers loans, debts, shares, stocks, investments, silver, gold, and savings. The home in which you live and the monthly costs of such won’t be included, nor will the car that you drive. However, additional vehicles and properties will be counted within this.

In order to calculate your Zakat, you can use our Zakat calculator for 2022 so that you can guarantee that your donation is correct. Contribute your Zakat with Orphans in Need today.

What is the Nisab Threshold Value?

The Nisab threshold is the minimum amount of wealth you must hold to be considered eligible for Zakat and is calculated on the current price of silver to the weight of 612.36 grams and gold to the weight of 87.48 grams.

How Much is the Nisab for Zakat?

As the value of silver and gold fluctuates daily, the Nisab threshold value for Zakat also changes regularly. Current prices for gold and silver are available from your local jewellers or official gold bullion seller.

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

It’s most common to use the silver Nisab threshold to calculate your Zakat as this provides the greatest amount of help to communities living in poverty or without food. Your local imam or scholar will advise whether you should use the Nisab value for gold or silver.

What is Zakat?

Zakat translates to “that which purifies” and is among the Five Pillars of Islam. Not only is this donation designed to aid those in need, but also purify your wealth.

What are the Zakat Rules?

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was responsible for administering the rules surrounding Zakat. These rules include who is eligible for Zakat and how much Zakat needs to be paid. Despite various interpretations, the standard structure is as follows:

Those eligible to receive Zakat are defined as;

– Fakir, the poor

– Miskin, the hungry

– Amil, those who distribute Zakat

– Riqab, those living in slavery

– Gharmin, those living in unmanageable debt

– Fisabilillah, those who fight in Allah’s SWT name

– Ibnus Sabil, stranded travellers who are without support

– Muallaf, new joiners of the faith or friends of the Muslim community

The Zakat you pay will depend on how much excess wealth you have minus your responsibilities.

Zakat is paid after excess wealth has been held for a full Hawl (Islamic year).

Zakat is calculated as 2.5% of wealth outside of our daily means.

Why Pay your 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 an education. However much your Zakat is calculated to, it can make a huge difference to the lives of helpless 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.

When is Zakat due in 2022?

There is no set date in which you must donate your Zakat – your timeframe will be dependent on the time in which your wealth crossed the Nisab threshold. Once a full Hawl has finished, your Zakat year will commence.

Can We Give Zakat Before Ramadan?

In the instance that a full Hawl has finished, you can make a payment during Ramadan, whilst ensuring that no later responsibilities will be hindered by a premature payment.

Can You Give Zakat to Build a Mosque?

No. Buildings of any kind aren’t deemed acceptable forms of Zakat.

Can a Mother Give Zakat to Her Son?

No. A family member who is dependent on you can’t receive your Zakat, as you’re already obliged to support them.

Can I Give Zakat to My Husband?

A husband can’t donate his Zakat to his wife, as he’s obliged to support her. However, if a husband is listed under am eligible category, his wife can donate her Zakat to him.

Can I Give Zakat to My Aunt?

Since uncles and aunts aren’t obliged to support nephews and nieces, and vice versa, an eligible uncle or aunt can receive Zakat.

Can We Give Zakat to Our Parents?
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Can We Give Zakat to Sisters or Brothers?

No. A family member who is dependent on you can’t receive your Zakat, as you’re already obliged to support them.

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.