Calculating Zakat Payments for 30 Months

Fatwa ID: 040007

Answered by: Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza

 

Question

 

Assalamu Alaikum Mufti Saab.

I am in need of your guidance regarding the payment of my due Zakah.                                      

I started earning in  August 2017. I haven't paid for my Zakat since then. Alhamdulillah, my salary is 8500 AED per month. I saved around 7000 AED per month excluding all my expenses. Kindly help me out with the detailed calculation to date and the payment of Zakat of all this duration.

JazakAllahu Khair.

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

Zakah is paid at a rate of 2.5% when you possess the amount of Nisab for a year[1].

 

August 2017 – February 2020 = 30 months

Pay Zakah for 30 months:

7000 AED x 30 = 210,000 AED

Therefore:

2.5% of 210,000 AED = 5250 AED owed in Zakah

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 


[1] Al-Hidayah, Imran Nyazee Edition, Volume 1, page 309

 

 

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