Determining Zakāt on Cash

 5th September 2018

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته 

Question: How would one determine the Nisāb of Zakāt on cash?


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In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 



The Nisāb of Zakāt on cash is determined by the Nisāb of silver to facilitate for the needy as wealth will reach this level much sooner than the Nisāb of gold. Therefore, the monetary value of the Nisāb of silver (which is 612.36g) will determine the Nisāb of Zakāt on cash.[1]


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Written by:  Maulana Anas Mullah      Reviewed by: Mufti Abdul Waheed

Attested by: Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department


[1] See Mufti Taqi Usmani, Fiqhi Maqalāt, contemporary Zakāt masail,vol 3, p. 129-179