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Nisab Values

  • Silver 612.36g equating to £389.78
  • Gold 87.48g equating to £4,778.51

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

Value of Gold
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Value of Silver
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Cash:

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

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Zakat Payable

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

There are eight categories listed in the Qur’an as being eligible to receive Zakat, and they are as follows:

  • Those living in poverty and with little to no income are referred to as Fuqara
  • People who do not have access to basic needs and amenities, known as Al-Masakin
  • Individuals or organisations employed to distribute Zakat, also called Amil
  • Those who are new to Islam and friends of the community referred to as Muallaf
  • People living in captivity and victims of slavery, known as Riqab
  • People who are in debt beyond their means, called Gharmin
  • Individuals who work for Allah’s (SWT) cause, also called Fisabilillah
  • People who are travelling and require help or assistance referred to as Ibnus Sabil

Simply put, those outside of these eight groups are not able to receive Zakat, but there are other Zakat rules, too. For clarity, here are some of the most frequently asked Zakat questions and their answers.

If your husband fits into one of the eight categories above, e.g., he is in debt, you may pay your Zakat to him.

No, you can’t give Zakat to your wife because you are obligated to provide for her, irrespective of Zakat.

You cannot give Zakat to your parents because as you transcend into adulthood, you have a duty to look after your parents.

In the same way, children cannot give Zakat to their parents, parents cannot give Zakat to their children because they are their dependents and therefore have a duty to provide for them.

Yes, it is possible for you to give Zakat to your aunt or uncle because they are not immediate family and have no obligation to support you, but they must fit it into one of the eight categories.

Your siblings do not depend on you financially, so it is possible for you to give Zakat to them, provided they are eligible.

Those with the name Syed are descendants of the Prophet (PBUH) and so, as per the Qur’an, cannot receive Zakat. If a Syed is in difficulty, you are permitted to give them a gift, but you cannot do so in the name of Zakat.

You can give your Zakat to a non-Muslim as long as they are eligible per the eight categories in the Qur’an and are not involved in fighting Muslims or forcing them out of their homes.

No, it is not permitted to give Zakat to build any type of building because it is not listed in the eight categories in the Qur’an.

Not every Muslim will be qualified to pay Zakat. First, you must be:

  • A practicing Muslim
  • An adult (past the age of puberty)
  • Of sound mind
  • Of free will
  • Financially stable

Zakat Rules for Gold and Cash

Zakat rules dictate that your wealth must exceed the nisab threshold after your monthly bills have been deducted. Nisab is calculated to the current market value of 612.36g of silver or 87.48g of gold. You must hold your wealth for a full Islamic year (Hawl) before you are required to pay Zakat. If you start the year above the nisab threshold and finish it above the nisab threshold, but your wealth drops below the nisab threshold during the year, you are still eligible to pay Zakat.

Your wealth that is counted towards your zakat contribution includes:

  • Money in the bank
  • Cash
  • Investments and stocks
  • The value of secondary homes/vehicles
  • Gold and silver in your possession

If you do not meet the nisab threshold or cannot hold it for a full Islamic year, you are not required to pay Zakat.

According to Zakat rules, the amount is charged at a rate of 2.5%. This means you should donate 2.5% of your wealth, which exceeds the nisab value. If you’re struggling to work out how much Zakat you need to pay, use our zakat calculator.

If you don’t exceed the nisab value, you need not pay.

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.

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.

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.