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The Zakat Calculator from Zaytuna Law Faculty

“And hasten unto forgiveness from your Lord, and for a garden whose breadth is the heavens and earth—prepared for the reverent, who give charity in ease and hardship, and curb their rage, and pardon others—and God loves the virtuous.” Qur’an 3:133-134

Calculate Your Zakat

According to many scholars, institutions such as Zaytuna College meet the requirements for zakat eligibility. However, we have chosen to limit the zakat funds only to the total cost of education for zakat eligible students and not for any other institutional expenditures. We take this sacred trust very seriously, so if you choose to give a portion of your zakat to Zaytuna College, we will do our utmost, God willing, to ensure its most judicious and shariah compliant use.

Zakat Essentials with Zaytuna College Faculty

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Hanafi Fiqh Of Zakat

Imam Tahir Anwar

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Maliki Fiqh Of Zakat

Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

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Shafi’i Fiqh Of Zakat

Shaykh Talal Ahdab



Zakat Calculator

This Zakat Calculator has been designed in consultation with the faculty of Islamic law at Zaytuna College. It calculates your zakat based on the legal school of your choice: Hanafi, Maliki, or Shafi’i.1

To begin, pick a nisab standard that you prefer to use (gold or silver)2 as well as your preferred legal school. After that, enter the monetary value of your assets below to determine whether you have reached nisab or not; if nisab is reached, the calculator will determine how much zakat you owe.

We respect your privacy and neither collect nor save any personal financial information entered in this calculator.

As of June 16, 2021, the the gold standard (about 85 g of gold) is approximately $5,073 and the silver standard (about 595 g of silver) is approximately $532.

If you don’t follow a particular legal school, any of these choices is a viable option.

If you have not maintained nisab for the past 12 months, you do not owe zakat unless you follow the Hanafi school. In the Hanafi school, zakat is owed if the nisab is reached at the beginning and end of the 12–month period, even if one’s wealth dips below nisab in between those periods.

Assets

If you don’t have some of the assets listed below, simply enter “0” in those fields. If your assets include livestock or farm produce, please consult your local imam.

Your savings include any cash on hand, the account balances of all of your banking accounts (e.g., checking, savings, and business), and any other surplus savings.

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This includes all of your retirement funds, including your 401(k), pension, etc. You may subtract the estimated taxes owed and, if you have to withdraw from the account to pay the zakat due, you may also subtract any penalties that would be incurred.

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This includes the current value of all stocks that are permissible to own under the shariah.

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Do not include the value of other forms of jewelry, such as precious stones and other rare metals.

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Deferred income includes any overdue payments to you, such as unpaid invoices or personal loans owed to you, that are due by the date of your zakat payment and that you expect to receive soon.

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Enter the value of goods sold regularly, even if they haven’t been sold yet. For non-rotating goods that are sold only when demand is high, enter a value only if the goods are sold.

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Liabilities

Only enter debts you owe that you intend to pay at the time of your zakat payment, which will reduce any of the surplus savings entered above

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