Who should pay Zakah due on grains; the seller or the buyer?

Question 10: A farmer grows barley or wheat and after harvest, he sells it. Who should pay Zakaah (obligatory charity)? A farmer plants barley or wheat and when it grows, he sells it. Who should pay Zakaah? A farmer grows barley or wheat and lets sheep graze on it, should he pay Zakaah? If not, who should pay it?

Answer: As for the first case, Zakaah is due on the seller, while in the second one there is no Zakaah at the time of selling. Lastly, there is no due Zakaah unless there are some grains left in the cultivated land, and as such, they should be left until they are ripe and… read more here.

Zakaah on grains and fruits

Question 7: What is the minimum possible Nisaab (the minimum amount on which Zakaah is due) on grains, rice and so on? How much of them should be given for a person who deserves Zakaah (obligatory charity)?

Answer: Nisaab of Zakaah on grains such as wheat, barley, corn, and rice is five Wasqs (1 Wasq = 60 Saa`s =130,320 kg), where a Saa` is equal to four Mudds (a dry measure of half bushel, 543 grams) according to the measuring of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and it is also equal to four hundred and… read more here.

Zakaah on rabbits

Question 6: How should I pay Zakaah on rabbits if I buy, breed and sell them?

Answer: Zakaah is due on rabbits that are used in trade if their value reaches the Nisaab (the minimum amount on which Zakaah is due) on their own or by being added to other objects on which Zakaah is due and after a year passes… read more here.

Is Zakaah due on Horses?

Question 5: Some wealthy people buy purebred  expensive horses which might cost thousands of dinars a horse, for the purpose of joining horse races and winning prizes. Is Zakaah (obligatory charity) due on these horses? What is their Nisaab (the minimum amount on which Zakaah is due)?

Answer: If the case is as you have mentioned, that they are bought for keeping, not trading in them, there is no Zakaah due on them, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: No Zakaah is due on the slave or the horse of a Muslim. (Agreed upon its authenticity by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim). It was authentically reported that Allaah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: A horse may be kept for one of three purposes: for a man it may be a source of reward; for another it may be a means of living; and for a third it may be a burden (a source of committing sins)…. read more here.

Nisaab (the minimum amount on which Zakaah is due) on cows

Question 4: A man owns twenty cows as an investment to sell their milk in the market. He wants to know if Zakaah is due on these cows.

Answer: If the cows are not intended to be sold, then no Zakaah is due on them, unless they meet two conditions:

Firstly, if they are grazing freely. Secondly, if they reach the Nisaab (the minimum amount on which Zakaah is due), and the Nisaab for cows is thirty. If the cows are intended for sale, Zakaah is due on them when they reach the Nisaab or are more than that… read more here.

Is Zakaah due on these animals and birds that are not for sale?

Question 3: We have camels, sheep, cows, and different types of birds on our farm that we raise for personal use, not for sale. We sometimes sell some of those that are of no use, such as the old ones. It should be mentioned that these animals never graze freely, but they eat the provender we buy for them from the market or the farm produce. Is Zakaah due on these animals and birds?

Answer: No Zakaah is due on livestock, such as cows, camels, and sheep, or birds that are raised as property or for eating and not for sale, as long as they are not grazing freely and not for sale… read more here.

Does being in debted exempt one from paying Zakaah?

Question 2: I borrowed 300,000 riyals from the Real Estate Development Fund in order to reconstruct my house where my family and I live. Because I own part of the building, I receive some money as rent from it and I pay the Zakaah due on this money every year. Please clarify whether I should subtract the loan from the amount of money upon which I pay Zakaah,or whether the loan is not regarded as a debt and thus I must add it to the sum upon which Zakaah is due. Please inform me what I should do to act accordingly.

Answer: The correct opinion of Muslim scholars is that it is irrelevant to the calculation of Zakaah whether the money is from a debt or not. The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to send his representatives to collect the Zakaah and estimate the amount of fruit to be paid in Zakaah… read more here.

Ruling on the Muslim who refuses to pay Zakaah (the lunar “charity”)

Question 1: What is the ruling on a man/woman who testifies that there is no God but Allaah and offers the Salaah (prayer), but does not pay the Zakaah? As this person refuses to pay the Zakaah, should Funeral Prayer be offered for them when they die?

Answer: Zakaah is one of the pillars of Islaam and if one gives it up, denying that it is obligatory, then its rulings should be explained to them. If however they still refuse to pay the Zakaah, they are considered to be a disbeliever and after they die, Funeral Prayer should not be offered for them nor should they be buried in the Muslim graveyards. However, if one abandons paying Zakaah out of miserliness while… read more here.