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  • Paying Zakat From The Money More Than Needs

    Posted by Abdullah AbdulRahman on March 13, 2023 at 4:24 am


    Zakat is actually tax, and if the amount of Zakat which became obligatory for you to pay is taken from the government as tax and is used for the purposes which Zakat money has then your Zakat is paid. In Zakat there is a nisab, if you have more than that specific amount of money then you have to pay Zakat. Governments also specify this amount that less than e.g 5000 and there is no tax. But Islamically, a person who earns money less than the nisab set by government but this money is extra for him after the fulfillment all his needs (like some students do job and earn extra money but necessities are fulfilled by the family), then is there gonna be any Zakat on him (from Islamic point of view). If yes then 2.5 or on that other 5, 10 and 20 percent scale?


    Umer replied 2 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Paying Zakat From The Money More Than Needs

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  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar March 13, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Zakat is the government’s right, if it leaves it, a Muslim is not obliged to pay it. However, it is desirable to pay it anyway. In the case cited above it is 10% zakat has to be paid on the salary.

  • Umer

    Moderator March 15, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    There is no obligation of Zakat as pointed on by Dr. Irfan Shahzad Sahab, but on savings which are in excess of personal and business use whether of the present or of the future, there is an obligation to help society in case a need or appeal arises. This is in accordance with Quran 2:219:

    یَسۡـَٔلُوۡنَکَ عَنِ الۡخَمۡرِ وَ الۡمَیۡسِرِؕ قُلۡ فِیۡہِمَاۤ اِثۡمٌ کَبِیۡرٌ وَّ مَنَافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ ۫ وَ اِثۡمُہُمَاۤ اَکۡبَرُ مِنۡ نَّفۡعِہِمَا ؕ وَ یَسۡـَٔلُوۡنَکَ مَا ذَا یُنۡفِقُوۡنَ ۬ؕ قُلِ الۡعَفۡوَؕ کَذٰلِکَ یُبَیِّنُ اللّٰہُ لَکُمُ الۡاٰیٰتِ لَعَلَّکُمۡ تَتَفَکَّرُوۡنَ

    They ask you about drinking and gambling [because in their society these are also a means of helping the poor]. Tell them: ‘There is great sin in both, [and no doubt] they have some benefit for people; but their sin is far greater than their benefit’. And they ask you [to explain] what they should spend [in charity]. Tell them: ‘Whatever is above your needs [27].Thus God explains to you His verses so that you may reflect on the matters of both this world and of the next. (Quran 2:219)

    (Excerpt from Al-Bayan: Javed Ahmed Ghamidi)

    (English Rendering by Dr. Shehzad Saleem)


    [27]. After repeated questions on this topic, the Quran has replied that after setting aside money for personal and business use whether of the present or of the future what remains is the right of the society they live in. The obligation of infaq pertains to this over and above amount. This is the utmost limit of the obligation of infaq that is imposed on a Muslim by his Creator. He is not required to do anything over and above this.


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