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Zakah on gifts

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What is the rules for Zakat on the gifted items? I got some golden ornaments for my wife on my marriage occasion. Do I need to give Zakat on the gifted gold items? 

 

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Zakah on gifts

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Gifts are considered part of ones wealth, and if the gifts have been in your possession for a period of one full year, then the zakah dues will be liable upon them. You must value them at market price and pay 2.5% of that value as zakah.

 

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Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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