4.1 Properties on Which Zakat is Obligatory

 Zakat is compulsory on the following:

  1. Livestock
  2. Financial assets
  3. Crops
  4. Business proceeds
  5. Treasures
  6. Mines

 

 

4.2 Zakat al-Fitr

 Zakat al-Fitrah:

  • obligatory on every free Muslim, male, female or child
  • becomes obligatory after sunset on eve of Eid al-Fitr
  • rate: 2.036 kg of staple food of the area
  • permisible to pay zakat al-fitrah during Ramadan. The best time is on the Eid day before the prayer. Sinful to delay it after sunset of Eid day and must still be paid after that

 

4.3 Distributing Zakat

 Categories of receipients:

  1. Destitute
  2. Poor
  3. Zakat collector
  4. New Muslims
  5. Slaves
  6. Those in debt
  7. Those in sabilillah (striving in the way of Allah)
  8. Traveller in need of money

 Impermissible Receipients

  1. Someone who is self-sufficient due to wealth or work
  2. Slaves
  3. Descendants of Bani Hashim or Bani al-Mutallib
  4. Non-Muslims
  5. Whoever the zakat-giver is required to support

 

 

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