19 January 2021   5. Jumad-us-Thaani 1442

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Zakatable Year

Q. Is Zakah calculated on the solar year or lunar year?


The Zakah year is based on the Hijri (lunar) calendar and not on the Gregorian (solar) calendar. Zakah should be calculated accordingly.
Q. When does a person’s Zakatable year commence?

A. The very first day that one possesses wealth equivalent to the value of Nisab heralds the commencement of his/her Zakatable year.

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Nisab

13/01/2020

  • Mahr Fatimi: R19 696.59
  • Minimum Mahr: R393.93
  • Zakaah Nisaab: R7878.64
  • Fidya: R20.00

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