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Zakat on Gold and Jewelry

Islam considers gold and silver growing wealth in all forms; coin, bullion, or handicraft. One who possesses them at the threshold (Nisab), a value equal to 85 grams of pure gold in our time, must pay zakat on them as they are property that “increases,” and that’s the definition of zakat.

Women don’t pay zakat for the jewelry they use for ornamentation.

However, Muslims pay zakat on jewelry in four cases;

  • When one hoards it as a store of values to accumulate wealth.
  • When one hoards it in quantities commonly considered in excess of ordinary accumulation.
  • When the jewelry, in itself or in aggregate, is recognized as extravagant, whether in quantity, in size as relates to monetary worth, or in composition as applies to its market price.

You can calculate how much you should pay pay zakat on a gold check with our gold zakat calculator.

Zakat on Silver

As mentioned before, gold and silver are growing wealth in all forms. Therefore, both when they reach the “Nisab” are subject to zakat in all their forms. However, a plain silver ring for men, or a silver decorative sword hilt, and women’s jewelry have no zakat to pay.

Zakat on Money in Banks

There are two types of deposited money in the bank;

  • Money is deposited in Islamic banks.
  • Money is deposited in banks that deal with interest and usury.

For the money deposited in Islamic banks, zakat must be paid on capital money and profit. Therefore, when a lunar year passes on the capital money that reaches the minimum amount of zakat, you have to pay zakat on all capital money and the profits.

For the money deposited in banks that deal with interest and usury, the zakat is due on capital money only. There is no zakat on interest, as it is considered forbidden and impure money.

And you can’t give it to the poor and needy to deduct it from the due zakat money.

Zakat on Business Assets

Business assets are subject to zakat, including;

  • Cash.
  • Finished goods.
  • Work in progress.
  • Raw materials.
  • Strong debts.

Meaning; the money owed to a business that is likely to be received.

  • Business assets must be valued at their current market price.
  • For finished goods, this should be their retail sale price.
  • For unfinished goods, this should be whatever price you expect the unfinished good to fetch on your Zakat anniversary date.
Zakat Calculation on Cash and Saving

Zakat on Money that is Invested in Trade

Zakat is due to the money that is invested in trade in this way; if a lunar year has passed since a Muslim has possessed this wealth, they should pay zakat on it, whether it’s on hand or is invested in trade. However, if one has earned some profit on it during the same lunar year, the zakat for that profit money is due when the zakat on the original amount is due.

Zakat on Stocks and Investments

Zakat on stocks and investments is due.

Muslim zakat scholars consider shares and stocks as partial ownership of the capital of a corporation or business entity.

They define shares and stocks as the capital contribution that faces their ups and downs, and so are the bonds they frame as contractual financial instruments of set terms and compensations. Therefore, both forms of wealth hold a market value that may rise or fall. Thus, zakat for both is due.

zakat on cash savings

Zakat is a percentage of your savings that you must give to charity each year. The zakat on cash savings is 2.5%. This means that if you have $1,000 in cash savings, you must give $25 to charity. Zakat is not the same as taxes. Zakat is a religious obligation, while taxes are imposed by the government.

Zakat on Startups

The zakat treatment on start-up and private equity investments is that the investor should pay on the net Zakatable assets of the company annually.

The investor should determine the ratio and percentage of net Zakatable assets in the company. Thereafter; the same percentage should be applied to one’s investment.

At the end; (2.5%) of this amount should be paid as zakat.

Zakat Calculation on Cash and Saving
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Zakat on Investment Property

If the property (apartments, houses, buildings) is used as a private residence of the owner of the property, or of his relatives, or even others who authorized him to live in it, then there is no zakat due on it, because it is not “rented.”

If the property is for rent, then zakat is required on its proceeds, which is the amount he receives from the lessee, not on the property’s value.

Nisab Value 2022

Nisab is determined through the current value of gold and silver;

  • The Nisab value in gold is 3 ounces / 87.48 grams or its cash equivalent.
  • The Nisab value in silver is 21 ounces / 612.36 grams or its cash equivalent.


How to Calculate ZAKAT?

To calculate 2.5 Zakat on your wealth, multiply 2.5 with the leftover amount of your money. For Example, 2.5% x 12,000 USD = 300 USD is due for Zakat.

How to calculate zakat on cash?

Zakat calculation is a complex process to determine the amount of zakat that has to be paid on the wealth. However, with the help of an online calculator, you can quickly calculate zakat on your cash or assets.

How Much Is Zakat on Money?

Zakat on money should be paid at (2.5%) on all cash balance and bank balance in your savings, current, or FD accounts. And the amount should be in the bank for the lunar year.

Who Is Eligible For Zakat Money?

1. The poor (Al-fuqara’).
2. The needy (Al- masakin).
3. The administrators.
4. Those whose hearts are to be reconciled; (new Muslims and the friends of the Muslim community).
5. Those in bondage (slaves and captives).
6. The debt-ridden.
7. In the cause of Allah.
8. The wayfarer; (who is stranded on traveling with few resources).

How to calculate zakat on gold?

Zakat on pure gold reaches Nisab equals 87.48 grams which is equivalent to a quarter of one-tenth (2.5%) after one lunar year of possession. Zakat must be paid 2.5% of the value of the gold that you own. A gram of gold costs £40.88, which equates to £1.02 Zakat per gram.

How Much Zakat is 7.5 Gold Tola?

They are required to donate (2.5%) of their total wealth to those in need. Nisab was set by Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at 20 (Mithqaal) of gold or 200 (dirhams) of silver. This is the equivalent of (87.48) grams (7.5 tolas) of gold and (612.36) grams (52.5 tolas) of silver, respectively.

How Much is Gold Per Gram for Zakat?

A gram of gold costs £40.88, which equals £1.02 Zakat per gram. Zakat is payable at (2.5%) of the wealth one possesses above the Nisab. Nisab, which is equal to three ounces of gold, is the minimum amount of wealth one must have before they are liable to pay zakat on gold.

Is Zakat on Gold Every Year? 

Yes, Zakat on gold has to be paid annually.

How is Zakat Calculated on Cash in the Bank?

If the money is deposited in Islamic banks; zakat must be paid on the capital money and on the profit as well. But if the money is deposited in banks that deal with interest and usury; the zakat is due on the capital money only. There is no zakat on interest, as it is considered forbidden and impure money.

How to calculate zakat on savings?

An average of (2.5%) of the saved money.

Is Zakat on Savings or Income?

Zakat is only paid on saved money.

What Money is Exempted From Zakat?

The exempt money from zakat is the one that didn’t reach the Nisab and the money that didn’t pass a lunar year.

Is Zakat Applicable on Business Investment?

Yes. Business investments are partial ownership of the capital of the corporation or business entity. Muslim zakat scholars define business investment as a capital contribution that faces ups and downs and holds the market value that may rise or fall. Therefore, zakat on business investment is due.

Do You Have to Pay Zakat on Stock Investments?

Yes, there is zakat on stock investments, as it is considered partial ownership of the capital.

Is Zakat Payable on Business Capital?

Yes, zakat is obligatory on the business capital (the original money) as well as its profits, if the capital reaches the “Nisab” and one lunar year has passed.

Do I have to pay zakat on gold every year?

Zakat is a religious obligation that Muslims must pay to the needy. It is required to be paid on assets (gold, silver, or other assets) that have increased in value during the year. Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and it has a specific formula for calculating how much you should pay. The amount you pay depends on your wealth and income, which can be calculated by looking at your assets in terms of gold or silver. The amount you should pay varies according to the number of people who are below the poverty line in your country.

How much Zakat to pay?

Zakat is an obligatory charity tax that Muslims pay on their wealth. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The zakat calculation is not necessarily a complicated task, but it can be done by hand or using a calculator. However, with the help of AI, we can now calculate zakat in just a few seconds without any effort at all.

How much is zakat to pay in cash?

To calculate your zakat, you should multiply your total assets by 0.2%. This number can be found in some Islamic sources and it is also used by some Islamic scholars as a general rule for calculating zakat.

To whom we can give Sadaqah?

Giving sadaqah is a pillar of Islam, and it can be given to anyone who is in need. Giving sadaqah to someone who has a need is the best way that we can help them. It would be better if we give them our time and skills instead of money, because they will be able to use it in their own way.

Can you give zakat to build a mosque?

Giving zakat can help you build a mosque and people are encouraged to give zakat for themselves and their families, as well as for those who are less fortunate than them.