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If we have a particular amount of gold as an asset, wat is the percentage of the amount that should go as zakat..

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my question is concerning zakat. if we have a particular amount of gold as an asset, wat is the percentage of the amount that should go as zakat.. and should we be paying it every year? does the same principle apply to all owned assets?

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Zakah on gold

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If the total nett worth of any believer(man, woman or child) 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 annual zakah of 2.5% on their excess wealth which has been in their possession for a full calendar year. If your total nett worth is less than the prescribed nisaab, then one do not have to pay any zakaah on your wealth. In principle, zakah is to be paid every year on the excess wealth of every believer after it has been in their possession for a period of one calendar year.

 

Your Question: if we have a particular amount of gold as an asset, wat is the percentage of the amount that should go as zakat..

Every person who has assets worth more than the prescribed nisaab in Shariah is liable to pay their obligatory zakah annually on their nett excess wealth at the rate of 2.5%.

 

Your Question: and should we be paying it every year?

Yes, zakah at the rate of 2.5% of ones excess wealth is due every calendar year.

 

Your Question: does the same principle apply to all owned assets?
The exact same rate of 2.5% applies to almost all owned assets in Shariah Law; there are a few exceptions and slight variations in the percentage of zakah dues on the produce of farmland and animalsbut by and large, for the absolute majority of assets, the rate of the zakah in Shariah stands at 2.5% of the value of the excess wealth.

 

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