Zakat: 20 Questions/Answers For you

Question #1: Who has to pay zakat?

Answer #1: Zakat is due on the wealth of any Muslim, young or old, male or female, that is held in savings for one calendar year and is more than the Nisab (around 1000 USD).

Example: If both you and your children have separate savings of 1000 dollars or more for one year, you must pay the zakat on both accounts, not just yours. 25$ for your savings, and 25$ for your childs.

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