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I live alone, and i have no my own house and a car. But i saved some money.Do i have to give zakah calculated over my saved money.

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I live alone, and i have no my own house and a car. But i saved some money.Do i have to give zakah calculated over my saved money.

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Zakah on saved money

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If ones total nett wealth is above the prescribed nisaab (about US$1,000.00), then one would be liable to pay zakah on ones savings or excess wealth provided the amount has been in ones possession for a period of one calendar year,

 

There is no zakah liable on the value of the house one lives in, or the car one uses, etc. As long as your total nett assets is above the prescribed nisaab, and the money you have saved has been in your possession for a period of one calendar year, you would be liable to pay 2.5% zakah on your savings amount.

 

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