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What Is Zakat?
The Arabic word Zakat means purification. It is a means of purifying one’s assets through fulfilling the obligation of one of the five pillars in Islam. Zakat allows us to appreciate what we have by sharing with others in need.
Who Is Eligible for Zakat?
إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَالْمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَالْغَارِمِينَ وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ ۖ فَرِيضَةً مِّنَ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ - [9:60]
“Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler - an obligation [imposed] by Allah. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.”
Zakat is payable at 2.5% of the wealth one possesses above the nisab. Nisab, which is equal to three ounces of gold, is the minimum amount of wealth one must have before they are liable to pay zakat. *The nisab amount listed is based on the latest available report to us (note: This number may change daily depending on fluctuations in the gold exchange rate).