Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Fatwa#: 26477
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Nov 30,-0001

Title: Is Zakat paid at cost price of the stock or at selling price?


Most businessmen I know pay Zakat on stock in trade at cost price, not selling price.

Please confirm which is the correct value to be used?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


When calculating Zakat, the market related value of the stock in trade will be considered on the day the Zakat is due.



الزكاة واجبة في عروض التجارة كائنة ما كانت إذا بلغت قيمتها نصابا من الورق والذهب كذا في الهداية ... وتعتبر القيمة عند حولان الحول

الفتاوى الهندية – ج 1 – ص  179 -  180- مكتبه رشيديه


فِي عَرْضِ تِجَارَةٍ قِيمَتُهُ نِصَابٌ

فتاوى الشامى – ج 2 – ص 29٨


فتاوى الشامى – ج 2 – ص 286 – 299 – ايج ايم سعيد


البحر الرائق – ج 2 – ص 229 -  ايج ايم سعيد


البناية شرح الهداية – ج 4 – ص 104 – 105 – المكتبة الحقانية


فتاوى محموديه – ج 14 – ص 130 – مكتبه محموديه


فتاوى حقانية – ج 3 – ص 542 – جامعه دار العلوم حقانيه


آپ کے مسائل اور ان کا حل – ج 3 – ص 421




And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Hussein Issa,


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai. 


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