Fatwa: # 19019
Category: Ramadan
Country: India
Date: 9th September 2010

Title

Can we give Zakat on gold ,even that we are having it a period of less than 4 months ? Or else can we calculate it like total Zakat/3 ....please correct us if we are wrong?

Question

Can we give Zakat on gold ,even that we are having it a period of less than 4 months ? Or else can we calculate it like total Zakat/3 ....please correct us if we are wrong?

Answer

 

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh

 

You will only have to give zakah on gold if:

  1. it is equal or more than the nisab of gold (i.e 87.479 grams) or if it is equal or more than the nisab of silver (i.e 612.35 grams). In other words, lesser of the two nisabs.
  2. and you have it in your possession for one Islamic year.1

However, if you have assets on which the zakah is due, then no matter how much gold you have, you will have to add it to the rest of assets and calculate zakah on total amount.

 (Ahsanul Fatwa, Vol.4, Pg.264, HM Saīd)1

(Bahishti Zewar, Pg.240, Makki Darul Kutub)

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum

 

Ml. Abduz Zaman,
Student Dārul Iftā

 

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

 

Under the guidance of:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb
Dārul Iftā

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