Zakat FAQs

Zakat FAQs

You shall observe your salah (prayers) and give obligatory Zakat (charity), and bow down with those who bow down

The Noble Qur'an 2:43

If you are looking to learn more about Zakat, please refer to our frequently asked questions below. If your question remains unanswered, please feel free to get in contact with a member of the Muslim Hands team today and we will do our best to help.

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Zakat is the third of the five Pillars of Islam. It is an obligatory payment that is due from all Muslims whose personal wealth meets and/or exceeds the Nisab threshold.

Zakat means to purify one’s wealth by making an obligatory donation to help those less fortunate. Zakat aims to create a balanced society where those in need do not have to go without.

Adults who are of sound mind are eligible to pay Zakat as long as they meet the required Nisab threshold. In order to be eligible to pay Zakat, your level of expendable wealth must remain higher than the Nisab value for a full year. This is when your Zakat payment will be due.

Children are not expected to pay Zakat until they reach puberty. Before adulthood or the age of puberty, no Zakat is due even if the Nisab value has been reached for several years.

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