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What is Zakat?
Zakat is one of the core pillars of Islam and its reward, along with all other good acts, is multiplied during the blessed month of Ramadan. Giving Zakat each year is a duty, as opposed to an act of charity.
Who must pay Zakat?
Zakat is obligatory on all Muslims who are in possession of surplus wealth for a full lunar year, exceeding the Nisab – monetary value of 612.36 grams of Silver – which currently stands at £0.00 (last updated today).
An alternative way to calculate the Nisab, is to base it on the monetary value of 87.48 grams of gold, which currently stands at £0.00 (last updated today). Using the Gold Nisab reduces the amount of Zakat that is collected and distributed to the poor, and so, it is recommended to use the Silver Nisab instead.
Is Zakat the same as Zakat-al-Fitr?
No, they are different. While Zakat is 2.5% of your wealth, Zakat-al-Fitr is a fixed amount for all Muslims. Zakat-al-Fitr refers to the charity given at the end of Ramadan’s last fast. It is compulsory for every Muslim to give Zakat-al-Fitr before Eid Salah.
For 2020, Zakat-al-Fitr is £5, for every Muslim – adults and children – regardless of personal wealth.