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I want to know the percentage of zakat for the gold ornaments.

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Please i want to know the percentage of zakat for the gold ornaments. & Actually i heard that there is no zakat for the gold ornament, which is kept to wear for ladies. Waiting for your answer  

 

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Zakah on gold

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Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 1558 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As

A woman came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) and she was accompanied by her daughter who wore two heavy gold bangles in her hands. He (saws) said to her: Do you pay zakat on them? She said: No. He (saws) then said: Are you pleased that Allah may put two bangles of fire on your hands? Thereupon she took them off and placed them before the Prophet (saws) saying: They are for Allah and His Messenger (saws).

 

If ones total nett worth is less than the prescribed nisaab, then one does not have to pay any zakaah on their wealth, but if the total nett worth of the believer is more than the prescribed nisaab of 7.5 tolas of gold (app. 85 grams or app. Value US$1,000.00), then the person is liable to pay the obligatory zakat at the rate of 2.5% on their excess wealth, including ones possessions in gold. which has been in his/her possession for a period of one calendar year

 

Your Statement: i heard that there is no zakat for the gold ornament, which is kept to wear for ladies.

If the total possessions of a believer does not exceed the prescribed nisaab of approximately US$1,000.00, and the only piece of gold the person has is the one she constantly wears, then indeed zakah would not be liable on the gold of such a person.

 

But if the total nett worth of the person exceeds the prescribed nisaab, then the payment of zakah would be obligatory upon that person, including the gold which is kept for the ladies to wear.

 

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