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My question is what is rules for jaakath?

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my question is what is rules for jaakath?

Consider that I have 100 grams of gold if I paid jaakath 2.5 % this year should I have to pay the jaakath for the same gold next year also


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Zakah annually

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Your Question: my question is what is rules for jaakath?

Every believer, regardless of whether man, woman, or child, who has excess wealth (over the nisaab which is appx US$1,000.00) of their own, is liable to pay a 2.5% annual zakat of their nett excess wealth in Shariah.


Zakat is not determined from ones earnings or profits, but rather on ones net excess wealth which is left over after paying all their expenses, and it has been in their possession for a period of one calendar year. There is no zakah liable on the house one lives in, or the furniture and fixture one uses in their house, or the car one drives, etc. But if one has property which one has bought as an investment, or spare vehicles other the one one drives, or jewelry, or any other excess assetthen zakah would be liable on these excess wealth and property.


Any asset, or wealth, or cash, or savings, which are left over after all of ones expenses are paid, and that excess savings and wealth has been in their possession for one full calendar year is liable for payment of annual zakat at 2.5% of its value.


Thus the basic formula to calculate zakah is as follows:


All Assets (except the house one lives in, vehicle one uses, etc.) minus all loans = Nett Excess Assets. It is on the market value of these Nett Excess Assets upon which the annual zakah of 2.5% is due.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 60:

60 Alms are for the poor, and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds), for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to the Truth), for those in bondage and in debt, in the Cause of Allah, and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah and Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.


Allah Subhanah has prescribed that zakah should be paid to any of the above eight listed categories:

  1. To the poor
  2. To the needy
  3. To those who are employed to administer the zakah funds
  4. To those whose hearts have recently been reconciled to the Truth of Islam (new-muslims)
  5. For those in bondage
  6. For those in debt
  7. In the Cause of Allah
  8. To the way-farer or traveler


Allah Subhanah has Commanded and Guided the believers that Zakaah may be distributed to any of the above absolutely vast eight categories only; for all other categories, one may help them through voluntary and supererogatory charity or sadaqa but not through Zakah funds.


Your Question: Consider that I have 100 grams of gold if I paid jaakath 2.5 % this year should I have to pay the jaakath for the same gold next year also

Zakah is indeed liable on ones Nett Excess Assets annually every year; thus if one has 100 grams of gold and paid the zakah on it for this year, if one is in the possession of this gold for the period of next year, one would indeed be liable to pay 2.5% zakah on it again the next year.


Amr ibn Shuaib reported from Abdullah ibn 'Amr that the Messenger of Allah (saws), said: "One who becomes the guardian of an orphan with property must trade on his behalf and not leave it passive in order to avoid depletion of the property by zakah."

Related by al-Hafiz.


That is precisely why the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers to strive to invest their wealth, lest it is depleted by the annual zakah due on it.


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