Do I have to pay zakat on my property?

Question:

 Do I have to pay zakat on my property?
 Answer: 

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

 

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

 In essence, only the following categories are zakātable:

1)     Gold and silver

2)     Cash

3)     Merchandise

4)     Agricultural products

5)     Animals and livestock

 Personal belongings such as a house, car and clothes are not subject to zakāt.[1] 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Faraz ibn Adam,
www.darulfiqh.com

 


[1]  وَلَيْسَ فِي دُورِ السُّكْنَى وَثِيَابِ الْبَدَنِ وَأَثَاثِ الْمَنَازِلِ وَدَوَابِّ الرُّكُوبِ وَعَبِيدِ الْخِدْمَةِ وَسِلَاحِ الِاسْتِعْمَالِ زَكَاةٌ؛ لِأَنَّهَا مَشْغُولَةٌ بِحَاجَتِهِ الْأَصْلِيَّةِ وَلَيْسَتْ بِنَامِيَةٍ. اهـ. (رد المحتار  ج 2 ص 262 أيج أيم سعيد) 

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