Zakat

Zakat

The third pillar

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The nisab is the minimum value of wealth one must possess in order to pay Zakat. It is defined as the value of 87.5g of pure gold or 625g silver. Most scholars favour the lower value as it means that more people can pay Zakat and therefore there are more beneficiaries.

Gold Nisab

$6,762
(87.48g)

Silver Nisab

$431
(612.36g)

Our Zakat Service

The MH family has been distributing Zakat for over 20 years

The MH family has distributed over $100 million in Zakat

MH distribute Zakat in countries around the world


Q. Who must pay Zakat?

A. Every person who is sane, an adult (reached
puberty), Muslim and sahib-un-nisab must pay
Zakat as a duty.

To be a sahib-un-nisab means
you possess more wealth than the level of nisab for a period of one lunar year or more.

Q. What type of wealth is Zakat due on?

A. Gold and silver, including ornaments or
jewellery containing gold and/or silver

Cash held at home or in bank accounts

Stocks and shares owned directly or through
investment funds

Money lent to others

Business stock in trade and merchandise

Agricultural produce

Livestock animals such as cows, buffaloes,
goats, sheep and camels

Produce of mines

Pensions

Property owned for investment purposes

Q. When should I pay my Zakat?

A. You can pay your Zakat at any time, but many people chose to do so during the month Of Ramadan when the reward for our good deeds is multiplied and it is easier to calculate the lunar year.

Q. Can I pay my Zakat in installments?

A. Yes you can. Simply calculate your Zakat payments, divide this by 12 and set up a regular gift, specifying Zakat as the type of donation.

Q. How much of my donation goes directly to the cause?

A. For more information on our donation policy please see our 'How Your Money is Spent' page.

Zakat Projects

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Some of the projects your Zakat can support

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Hope Shop

$1,200

Dig-a-Well

$1,200

Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).