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  1. This article was very enlightening, as alot of Muslims have problems understanding how to pay zakat and who is eligible. Jzk…

  2. Thank u for dis information but i thought its until your wealth reach a certain level before u can pay zakat.

  3. Assalamualaikum,
    The 2nd tip ALHAMDULILLAH I never thought of …Making up for the Zakah which we might have forgotten or neglected at an early age, may be as a student thinking only parents were responsible for taking out zakaah, never thought of any payables with us ….JAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN KASEERAN for the great reminder

  4. Alhamdulillah ! Zakat is one of the pillars of Islam and I have got a lot of knowledges about Zakat & its distribution process ! Thanks ProductiveMuslim for the post !
    Zaja Allahu Khairun !

  5. MashaAllah JazakAllahu khair brothers and sisters in Islam at Productive Muslim network for sharing your Islamic knowledge :) May Allah the Most Merciful always guide us to all that He and His Noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam love. Ameen.

    Include all Muslims in your good du’as Wasalaam :)

  6. May Allah reward you, accept our acts of ibadah and ease our tasks always ameen! My question is, while distributing zakat,must it be distributed only within your locality say the town were the resources are made from or can you extend it to other states within the same country. Thanks

    • If possible, it is preferable to distribute one’s Zakat to eligible recipients in one’s own locality. However, it is permissible to do so in other states/countries too. What we are emphasising in this article is that one should not neglect those in need in one’s own locality and be oblivious to the right that they have to the funds of Zakat payers in their community.

  7. Wanted to know if zakat can be given to non muslims since you have mentioned it may be given in ones nieghbourhood? I live in a country and area with few muslims.

    • Good question. The majority of scholars consider that, just as Zakat is paid by Muslims only, it should be received by Muslims only. This is not to say that non-Muslims in need should not be supported. We should support them, but with non-Zakat funds. Allah knows best.

  8. Ive found this article very informative,my question is what if. someone has property’s like houses,land etc,how can he give zakat in regard to those?

    • Zakat would only be payable if the property/land was bought with the prime intenton of sale. In this case, Zakat would be due on the market value of the property/land. If bought with the intention of holding or for personal use then no Zakat would be due. Allah knows best.

  9. very informative

  10. MashaAllah, tabarak Allah! May Allah SWT abundantly reward you for this really enlightening article! I always wondered the difference between Zakat al-Mal and Zakat al-Fitr! Even though other people have tried explaining it to me in the past.. I never quite understood.. and I was always wondering WHY do we only have the morning of Eid (or according to some Sheikhs, last 3 days of Ramadan) to pay Zakat al-Fitr! But JazakAllah khair for breaking it down and allowing me to understand it better~!!!

  11. AssalamuAlaikum Br.
    I had no idea that “zakat became a potential obligation on each of us from the age of puberty”! Really good thing to know, something I’m looking forward to discussing this further with my family Insha’Allah. I did sadaqah often but I don’t think I’ve tried zakat yet. Thank you so much for this article I really needed that information. J.A.K May Allah bless you.

  12. Jazak Allah khair.The article is very useful.many of us do not have a clear idea of calculation and other matters regarding zakats because the subject gets complicated and doubts arise.I have certain doubts and in sha Allah i believe i could clear it with further enquiries.

  13. Zakat is an obligation, a pillar of Islam, and an effective system of providing spiritual, social and economic benefits within a community. By going through the above article we can maximize the impact of our zakat JAZAKALLAH for sharing opinion with us !