Able Zakat

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Weight in Grams Price/Gm Estimated Value Zakat Payable
1 ZAKAT ON GOLD (2.5%)
1a 24 Carat Gold/Jewelry
1b 22 Carat Gold/Jewelry
1c 18 Carat Gold/Jewelry
1d Other Gold Valuables.
(Please insert the Current Estimated Value)
2 ZAKAT ON PRECIOUS STONES (2.5%)
Calculate the nett Market Value of the Precious stones like Diamonds, Rubies, Etc. and add them to the Estimated Value Column
3 ZAKAT ON SILVER (2.5%)
Include Household Silver Utensils, Artefacts, and Jewelery. For Utensils, usually the silver is 90% pure so take 90% of the total weight
4 ZAKAT ON CASH IN HAND /BANK (2.5%)
4a Cash in Hand
4b Cash in Bank in Saving Accounts
4c Cash in Bank in Current Accounts
4d Cash held in Fixed Deposits
5 ZAKAT ON LOANS / INVESTMENTS/ FUNDS/ SHARES, ETC (2.5%)
5a Loans Receivable from Friends and Relatives
5b Investment in Govt Bonds
5c Provident Fund Contribution to date
5d Insurance Premiums including bonus up to date
5e Value of Shares (stocks) including Dividends. Take their market value on the date of calculation
5f Government Security Deposits, ADRs, etc
5g Investment in Private Chits, Funds, etc
5h Other Sources of Wealth
6 ZAKAT ON LANDED PROPERTY (2.5%)
6a Landed Property held as an Investment / Business (Estimate the current Maket Value)
6b Zakat on Rentals Coming from Property (After Deducting for all expenses)
7 ZAKAT ON BUSINESS (2.5%)     (STOCK-IN-TRADE)
7a Value of Saleable Stock
7b Value of Damaged / Dead Stock
7c Amount Receivable from Credit Sales
7d LESS: Amount Payable to Suppliers (Credit taken from suppliers for stocking goods)
7e LESS: Bad Debts
TOTAL VALUE OF STOCK
8 ZAKAT ON SHARE IN PARTNERSHIP FIRMS (2.5%)
8a Capital Balance as per Last balance Sheet
8b Loans Advanced by you to the Firm as of Date
8c LESS: Withdrawals made by you during the current Year.
8d Accumulated Profit from the date of Balance Sheet to this Date (Estimate the Profit Value as it is difficult to get exact figures in the middle of Accounting Year)
NETT TOTAL WORTH CALCULATED
9 ZAKAT ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (10%, 7.5%, 5%)
9a Produce Dependent on Rain Water - @ 10% of product (crop) in Value or Kind
9b Produce totally dependent on Artificial Irrigation like Canal, Tank, Borewell, etc. @ 5% of Produce (crop) in Value or in Kind
9c Produce dependent Partially on Rain Water and Partially on Artificial Irrigation @ 7.5% of the produce Value or in Kind
10 ZAKAT ON ANIMALS and POULTRY and FISH FARMING
Animals/ Birds more than 6 months Old - @ 1 Animal or Bird PER 40 either in Kind or Value thereof.
11 - You need to deduct your direct Payables or Liabilities which have not been deducted earlier
11a Loans taken from from Friends / Relatives
11b Loans Taken from Banks / Institutions
11c Income Tax / Wealth Tax Payable
TOTAL LIABILITIES
TOTAL ZAKAT PAYABLE

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Alhamdulillah, the month of Ramadhan has been bestowed upon us by Allah. ZAKAT is one of the five fundamental pillars of Islam, mandatory on all muslims who are of eligible wealth. Zakat is due from and payable by a person on his wealth (and not his income), which has remained with him/her for one Islamic year.

It is difficult to calculate the completion of one year on each item of wealth, because purchase dates may vary. To overcome this difficulty, a practical method is to fix a date (e.g. 1st of Ramadhan), compute your total wealth on that date and calculate Zakat, thereon.

Details of Each Section to be used in conjunction with the Calculation Spreadsheet.

Zakat on Pure Gold and Gold Jewellery

Zakat should be calculated at 2.5% of the market value as on the date of valuation (In our case we consider 1st of Ramadhan). Most Ulema favour the Market Value prevailing as on the date of Calculation and not the purchase price.

Zakat on Precious and Semi-Precious Stones

There is considerable contention on whether these are to be considered for valuation. In my humble opinion if they have a value, then they calculate towards your wealth, and it is on the wealth that Zakat is mandatory. However please consult with Moulvi, before acting on this section. Most Ulema contend that a diamond is a piece of carbon and its value varies, unlike that of gold or silver.

One may calculate the Saleable Value of Items-at-hand on the date of Zakat Calculation.

Zakat on Silver.

Zakat is to be paid on Silver in Pure form or Jewellery, Utensils, Decorative items and all household items including crockery, cutlery made of silver at 2.5% of the prevailing market rates.

Zakat on Cash and Bank Balances

Zakat should be paid at 2.5% on all cash balance and bank balances in your savings, current or FD accounts. The amount technically should be in the bank for one year. Usually it happens that the balance keeps on changing as per personal requirements.

You may make your best judgement and the best way is to pay on remaining amount on the day of calculation

Zakat on Loans Given, Funds, etc

Zakat is payable by you on loans you have given to your friends and Payable by you to arrive at the nett present value of your wealth. However, if you are in doubt, on the return of your money, then you may not calculate it as your wealth. You can add it to your wealth, if and when your receive your money.

Zakat is payable on all Govt Bonds, Public Sector Bond, paid-up Insurance premiums, your paid-up portion of Provident Funds, Govt Bills receivables, etc. Pls remember you need to be aware of what the sharia says about Insurance and other types of investments. It is outside od the scope of this Zakath Calculator.

Zakat on Landed Property

Zakat is not payable on personal residential House even if you have more than one and meant for residential purpose only. Also Zakat is not applicable on the value of Property given on rent irrespective of how many. However Zakat is payable on the rental income itself after deducting the maintenance and other expenses.

However if your intention of holding properties is to sell at a future date for a profit or as an investment, then Zakat is payable on the Market Value of the property. Also, if your intention of holding properties changes in the current year, I.e. from self use to business then you need to pay Zakat on that Property Value.

Zakat on Business:

This is for Business Persons only. No matter what business you are into, you've got to pay Zakat on all STOCK-IN-TRADE. The stock must be valued at its Landed Cost Price. If you have any bills receivable (sales given on credit) then you need to add the same towards calculations.

Deduct the Amounts due to your suppliers and deduct the loans on stock on the date of calculation. Dead Stock should be calculated on scrap value or its saleable value. Damaged stock should also be valued at its scrap value.

Be honest in the calculations, as ZAKAT is an INSURANCE on your STOCK directly from ALLAH and who better an insurer than Him.

There is no Zakat on Factory Buildings or any kind of machinery, but there is zakat on products produced in the factory (i.e. finished goods value). Please refer to a competent Moulvi or a scholar who can shed more light on your specific issues.

Zakat on Partnership Firms.

Zakat can be paid EITHER by the firm OR separately by the owners. If the firm is not paying, and the partner wants to calculate his share, he should take the amount standing to his capital and loan account as per the last balance sheet. Add his estimated share of profit till the date zakat is calculated.

This can only be estimated as it is difficult to calculate the exact profit or loss between an accounting year.

Zakat on Agricultural Product

Zakat is payable on all Agricultural produce including fruits, commercially grown flowers, vegetables and all types of grains at the harvest time itself. The passing of One year does not apply for agrultural produce. If there are two or more crops on the same land per year, then Zakat has to be paid as many times on the crop, irrespective of the time.

The Consensus formula for Zakat calculation on Agriculture is as follows:

On crops dependent purely on rain water it will be 10% of produce, On crops not irrigated through rain water but use Canal Water, Tank Water, Borewell and Open wells, the Zakat is 5% of the produce. For Crops dependent partly on Rain Water and partly on other water, the Zakat applicable would be 7.5% of produce.

Zakat on Animals

On all grazing animals like goats, sheep, camel, cows, broiler chickens, the consensus Zakat payable is one animal/bird for every 40 animals owned. However you may wish to give cash in lieu of the animal/bird itself.

Please consult your local Scholar or Maulvi or Imaam who can guide you to the right direction, or refer to books of Fiqh if you would like to have first hand confirmation of the situation.

Liabilities Deductions

If you have any pending tax payable to the govt, as of the date of Zakat Calculation, then the same may be deducted before arriving at the net worth. If you have taken any loans from any person or institution, and if you have not already deducted the same from any of the above sections, then you can deduct your Payables over here. Please be truthful, as Zakat is a sure way of protecting ones wealth if Zakat has been paid on it regularly and fully.

FOOTNOTE: Please note that RIBA in any form is Haram and strictly prohibited. So please stay away from taking Loans on Interests AND Collection of Interests from any body or institution or other forms of RIBA'.

For those who would like more details there is a good site which gives all details on Zakat. Please visit http://www.islamsa.org.za/library/books/bzewar/part3/zakaat.htm

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