- Allah Almighty says:
“And pious are those who spend out of that, what we have granted them with.” (Sura –al-bakara)
“Those people who are the active (payer) in deeds of Zakat get success.” (Sura –al–mominan)
- The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “The nation that does not pay Zakat, Allha Almighty will make them suffer from famine”. (Tabrani narrated from Buraida (R.A) in Osat).
- Hazrat Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated that Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “The wealth on which the Zakat is not paid, on the day of judgment that wealth would convert into a bald snake, that would make its master to run unless he would put his fingers into its (snake) mouth.
- Nihar (R.A) narrated that Holy Prophet (PBHU) said, “The completion of your Islam is that you pay Zakat of your wealth”.
- Hazrat Umar (R.A) narrated that Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “The wealth that is devastated in water or on land that is due to non payment of Zakat”.
- The Destitute
- The needy
- Zakat collectors
- New Muslims
- Indigent (person who is in debt)
- Travellers (In the way of Allah)
- Mujahid (who fights for Allah)
- The Mosque cannot be constructed with the amount of Zakat.
- The Zakat amount will not used to give coffin to dead ones.
- No slave can be released from the Zakat amount.
- It is compulsory to pay Zakat on every free mature and normal Muslim who possess the amount on which Zakat is to be paid and that amount is with him for the period of complete one year. Zakat is not fard (compulsory) upon the Children, insane people and poor people.
Zakat is not paid on the homes in which you are living, useable clothes, on animals which are used for the transportation or ride and on slaves and weapons of the personal use. Intention (Niyat) of the payment of Zakat is very important at the time of its payment. It is mandatory to have Intention (niyat) before one separates the amount of Zakat from his wealth.
ZAKAT ON CAMELS
- Zakat is not fard (mendatory) on less than five camels. When five (sayeema) camels are under one’s possession for a period of a complete one year then Zakat is compulsory. For five (Sayeema) camels one goat is to be given as Zakat, after the completion of one complete year. Same will be paid till nine (Sayeema) camels. If they live half the year in posture grounds and fed for other half upon grass (with cost or without cost) provided by commissioning they do not fall under the description of sayeema and no Zakat will be due. (Sayeema means an animal who remains outside home for most of the year).
ZAKAT ON COWS
- Zakat is not compulsory on less then thirty (sayeema) cows and if one has thirty (syeema ) cows and are in his possession for one year then a calf or bull of one year old is due as Zakat. On every increment of 40 cows, a cow aging is due as Zakat.
ZAKAT ON SHEEPS/GOATS
- Zakat is not due on less then forty goats. When there are forty (sayeema) goats are in one’s possession for the period of one complete year then one goat or ewe is due as Zakat. The Nisab or amount on zakha due on sheep or goat is same from 40 to 120 goats.
ZAKAT ON SILVER
- No Zakat is due on less then two hundred Darham. When amount of silver is two hindered Darham and it remains in one’s possession for the period of complete one year then the Five Darham is due to be paid as Zakat. (Minimum Nisab of silver is 52 and half tolas and after one year 2.5% is to be paid as Zakat).
ZAKAT ON GOLD
- Proposition: The syllabus of gold is 20 ‘mithqal’ i.e 52 ½ tola. It Means the tola by which the worth of the current rupee is 11/ ¼ ‘masha’ in the zakat against gold and silver, weight is considered and not the price.
Proposition: If there is a mixture of gold and silver, then dominant metal will be considered to reckon. Zakat which is obligation.
ZAKAT ON GOODS
- When the goods of trade reach Nisab-e-Zakat then Zakat is to be paid.
USAGE OF ZAKAT
- The people to whom the amount of Zakat can be given: