Fatwa: # 17254
Category: Ramadan
Country: Pakistan
Date: 28th October 2008

Title

My question is that is Zakat is paid on the amount above the Nisab Level or the whole amount Nisab the extra amount?

Question

My question is that is Zakat is paid on the amount above the Nisab Level or the whole amount Nisab the extra amount?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

Zakat is paid at 2 ½ % on the full amount, Nisab and the extra amount.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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