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Give your Zakat For The Poor People And Needy

Zakat is 3rd Pillars of Islam and obligatory to all Muslims who are SahibeNisab ie possess a specified limit of wealth, to pay each year a prescribed portion from capital or savings like farm produce, cattle, business activities, paper currency and precious metals such as gold and silver

individuals

Zakat on gold and silver

زكاة الذهب والفضة

organizations

Zakat on crops and fruits

زكاة الزروع والثمار

Companies

Zakat on trade offers

زكاة عروض التجارة

Foundations

Zakat of Livestock

زكاة الأنعام

The Social Sector

Zakat on Metal and other

زكاة المعادن وغيره

The Next Generation

Zakah upon money

زكاة المال

FAQS

GOLD

The amount of gold that requires Zakat is around 85 grams, or more and when this amount remains  unchanged in one's possession for one full year.
The required Zakat in this case is one-fourth of a tenth (2.5%).

SILVER

Silver requires Zakat to be paid when it reaches 595 grams or more and when this amount remains unchanged in one's possession for a full year. The amount of Zakat required in this case is also one-fourth of a tenth (2.5%)

CASH

When it is worth the amount of gold or silver that requires Zakat and when this amount remains above the Nisab value for a full year. Zakat in this case is also one-fourth of a tenth, or 2.5%.
Items Used for Business Transactions and Commercial Purposes
This requires a fourth of a tenth (2.5%) Zakat to be paid on them, when they remain a full year without decreasing below the Nisab amount. The minimum amount of the value of business merchandise that requires Zakat to be paid is the same as gold and silver, and the merchant could use either standard to estimate how much Zakat he should pay. An example: £500 or any other five hundred money that you kept in the bank or any other places for 1 year, you must pay £12:50, Then every 1000 is 25.

LIVESTOKE

The calculation of Zakat on livestock is based on the total number of animals owned. Zakat would be paid accordingly, and in the form of animals.

5-9 camels – 1 sheep to be paid
40-120 sheep – 1 sheep to be paid
30 – 39 Cows  – 1 cow one year of age to be paid.

BUSINESS TRADE

Zakat on stocks is a different matter; there are several opinions on how stocks get treated, the rate that applies, as well as the portion of the portfolio you're required to pay Zakat on. Some scholars find that you should pay 2.5% irrespective of your intention (e.g. to trade or invest).

CROPS

The amount of fruits and grains that require Zakat is five Wasqs, each of which is 60 sa’, and a Sa’ is almost 3 kg. Hence, the minimum Nisab that requires Zakat on fruits and grains is 300 Sa’ (or approximately 900 kg). If the crop is watered without much effort, such as by spring water or by rain, it requires one-tenth (10%) as Zakat payment. This means that half of Wasq (90kg) is due for every five Wasqs. If such produce is watered with effort, such as from wells or irrigation channels, it requires half of a tenth (5%) as Zakat payment. This means for every five Wasqs, there is a quarter of a Wasq (45kg) due for Zakat.

Zakat is spent on eight groups of people, as mentioned in the Qur’an:

إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَالْمُؤَلَّفَةِ
قُلُوبُهُمْ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَالْغَارِمِينَ
وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ ۖ فَرِيضَةً مِنَ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ

Sadaqat are only for the Fuqara ‘(poor), and Al Masakin (the needy and those employed to collect (the funds); and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah’s cause (i.e., for Mujahidun -those fighting in a battle for the cause of Islam), and for the wayfarer (a traveler who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allah.

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