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Calculate Zakat on rental property

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Zakaat. aoa how does one calculate zakaat on a rental property. would it be the rent subtracting the expenses. or 5% of the property value. thanks allah hafiz.

 

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Calculate Zakat on rental property

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If the person lives in the house himself, then there is no zakaah on the house. But if the person has given the house out on rent to someone else, he does not have to pay zakat on the property value, but rather he must pay 2.5% of the gross annual rent as the zakaah for his property. Some scholars have also opined that the calculation of the zakaah on the rented house should be treated like the calculation of artificially irrigated agricultural land, and the owner must pay a 5% zakaah on the gross annual rent.

 

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