Zakah on agricultural land.
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is there zakat on agricultural land, if yes then how much? also zakat on industrial productions, and on saliried persons?
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Zakah on agricultural land
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Your Question: is there zakat on agricultural land, if yes then how much?
Agricultural land is absolutely exempt from zakah in Islam; thus even if one owns agricultural land worth millions of dollars, one is not liable to pay zakah annually on that agricultural land itself.
The zakah on agricultural land is determined from its produce:
- If the land is irrigated naturally through rain the zakah would be 10% of the produce of the land.
- If the land is irrigated artificially through tube wells, tributaries, etcthe zakah would be 5% of the produce of that land.
Your Question: ..also zakat on industrial productions
Zakah is not determined on the annual industrial production, but rather on the net value of the industrial business itself.
Your Question: ..and on saliried persons?
Zakah is not determined on the monthly/annual salary of the person, but rather on his net excess assets which he accumulates after paying all his expenses.
Thus if the annual salary of the person is 10,000 and his total annual expenses are 8,000; thus assuming the person has no other assets or savings upon which zakah is due, he will be liable to pay zakah on his savings of 2,000 at the rate of 2.50%.
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