Fatwa: # 18996
Category: Ramadan
Country: United States
Date: 6th September 2010

Title

My sister, has recently moved from Bangladesh to USA with an immigrant visa. She is a widow, having three children. she has a question regarding Zakat. She has no job and dependent on her older son's income.she has some gold ornament worth $ 5775. how much money she needs to pay Zakat? Is it compulsory for her to pay zakat?

Question

My sister, has recently moved from Bangladesh to USA with an immigrant visa. She is a widow, having three children. she has a question regarding Zakat. She has no job and dependent on her older son's income.she has some gold ornament worth $ 5775. how much money she needs to pay Zakat? Is it compulsory for her to pay zakat?

Answer

 

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh

 

If $5775 is equal to or more than the amount of nisāb (which is 612.35 grams if silver or it’s amount) and she had the ornaments in her possession for the duration of one Islamic year or more, then she will have to pay 2.5 per cent of $5775 plus any other belonging which is above and more than basic necessities of life. For more detail see chapter of Zakāh in Bahishti Zewar on the following link. http://www.islamicbulletin.com/services/all_ebooks_p3.aspx

 

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum

 

Ml. Abduz Zaman,
Student Dārul Iftā

 

Concured by: Ml. Abdur Rahman Shareef, Student Dārul Iftā

 

Under the guidance of:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb
Dārul Iftā

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