How to Pay Zakat
How to Pay Zakat
Literally the word Zakat means
to purify, and according to the terminology of Al-Quran and the hadith, it
is that money, wealth, which is deposited in the "Bait-ul-Maal" of the
Islamic state, every year, or at the time of ripening of the crop, according
to a specific tariff. Zakat is paid as it is a divine command, and the
command of Allah is carried only to win His pleasure and favor.
And, when the limit for peace or
truce has expired and even the sacred months have passed; then slay the
infidels wherever you find them. Capture them and besiege them; and ambush
them at every opportune moment. And, Lo! If they repent from blasphemy,
establish salat, and offer zakat; then get aside from their way. (Do not
be at war with them). Indeed Allah is the most Merciful, and the most
(These infidels) express no
consideration (regarding) muslims neither to their relationship, nor their
accord or promise; and it is they who have crossed (all the limits of
justice and fairness) (O! The believers) if they seek penitence; establish
salat and offer Zakat, then they are your brethren in Islam; (then do not
offer any resistance to them); for those who know and understand, We are
giving a detailed account of Our commands (So that there is no problem in
grasping and understanding them)
The crop must have ripened and
been harvested, then zakat becomes due and obligatory.
WHAT IS NISAAB: It is a
Yardstick, a standard. It draws the line of demarcation, in terms of money
for wealth; and in terms of quantity for goods. The amount of money and the
quantity of produce, over and above the demarcated and laid down line, makes
zakat obligatory. It is the fixed, laid down, minimum quantity of wealth
(goods) and the produce which determines who qualifies to pay zakat and
otherwise. Goods and produce less than the "fixed limit" will be exempted
from zakat and that falling in the fixed limit, or above that will be
considered liable for zakat. (Zakat will be due on that) Full zakat will
be levied on goods and produce, whether on or above the fixed limit.
STANDARD (NISAAB) OF ZAKAAT
FOR DIFFERENT ARTICLES:
2. COWS: Thirty "30" cows.
3. GOATS: Forty "40" goats.
4. SILVER: Five Auqia silver, or
about 52.5 Tolas, or 612 Grams of Silver.
5. GOLD: Twenty "20" Dinar, which
is about "7" Tolas or 81 Grams of Gold.
6. HARD CASH: Two hundred
"Dirham", which is about 52.5 Tolas or 612 Grams of Silver.
8. DATES ETC.: It is Five
"WASQ", approximately thirty "30" mounds.
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