# Zakat Simplified: Get Answers to your Questions

## Zakat Simplified: Get Answers to your Questions

Zakat, an Islamic tax, is mandatory for all Muslims. The money collected through Zakat is then distributed to those in need, including the poor, orphans, and the disabled. It is an important way for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligations and help those in need. In this blog, you’ll get all the important Questions and Answers on Zakat Calculation, Rates and Distribution.

Here are some of the most important Questions and Answers on Zakat Calculation, Rates and Distribution:

Q1. What is the Zakat calculation method?

A1.  Calculate 2.5% of your total wealth: 50,000 x 0.025 = 1250

• Deduct any debts you may have: 1250 – 0 = 1250
• Deduct basic living expenses: 1250 – 0 = 1250
• Deduct any donations you may have made: 1250 – 0 = 1250
• Deduct any Zakat you have already paid: 1250 – 0 = 1250
• The remaining amount is your Zakat total: 1250

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Q2. What are the Zakat Rules?

A2.  Muslims must pay 2.5% of their wealth each year as Zakat.

• Zakat must be paid on assets owned for a full lunar year, such as gold, silver, investments, and savings.
• Zakat must be paid in cash or in kind, such as food and clothing.
• Zakat should be paid to the eight categories of recipients specified in the Quran. These include the destitute, the needy, those employed to collect Zakat, those whose hearts need to be reconciled, slaves, debtors, travelers, and those in the service of God.
• Zakat should be paid voluntarily and cheerfully.
• Zakat is an obligation and must be paid regardless of financial circumstances.
• Zakat is exempt from taxes.
• Zakat can be used to help those in need, such as orphans, the elderly, the sick, and the disabled.
• Zakat should be used to promote justice and equality.

Meaning and Rules of Zakat in Islam

Q3. How can I pay Zakat?

A3.  Donate online on Transparent Hands website using a major credit card/ debit card/ bank transfer.

• Donate via bank transfer in favor of “Transparent Hands Foundation”.
• Donate through Easypaisa or Paymob.
• Donate through PayPal or Stripe.

Transparent Hands’ Process:

• Once the donation is received, Transparent Hands will use it to fund an eligible Zakat-eligible patient after verifying their eligibility according to the Zakat criteria.
• The patient will be provided with free surgery/treatment at a network hospital.
• After successful treatment, the patient will be discharged from the hospital.
• Transparent Hands will provide a detailed report of the Zakat funds spent on the patient.

Q4. How is Zakat distributed by Transparent Hands?

A4. • Transparent Hands collects Zakat funds from donors.

• The funds are checked and verified to ensure that they are legitimate.
• The funds are then distributed to needy and deserving individuals, hospitals, and charities based on their financial needs and medical urgency.
• Funds are monitored and tracked to ensure they are being used for their intended purpose.
• Transparent Hands provides regular updates to donors about where their funds have been used and how they have benefited the recipients.

Q5. How to Calculate Zakat?

A5.

1. Calculate your net wealth:
• Add up your total assets, such as cash, investments, jewelry, gold and silver, and other goods.
• Subtract any liabilities, such as debts, mortgages, and any other financial obligations.
1. Calculate the zakat rate:
• The zakat rate is 2.5% of your net wealth.
1. Calculate the amount of zakat due:
• Multiply your net wealth by the zakat rate (2.5%).
• The result is the amount of zakat that you must pay.

Example:

Net Wealth: \$10,000

Zakat Rate: 2.5%

Amount of Zakat Due: \$250

Q6. Is Zakat payable on savings?

A6. Yes, Zakat is payable on savings. The amount of Zakat payable is calculated after deducting all debts, expenses, and investments.

How to Calculate Zakat on Savings

Q7. Is Zakat payable on business?

A7. Yes, Zakat is payable on business. The amount of Zakat payable is calculated after deducting all debts, expenses, and investments.

Q8. What is Zakat during Ramadan?

A8. Zakat during Ramadan is a special form of charity that is obligatory for all Muslims to pay during the holy month of Ramadan. It is a mandatory form of charity that is used to help the poor and the needy and is considered to be one of the five pillars of Islam.

Q9. What is Zakat Alms?

A9. Zakat Alms is a form of charity that is obligatory for all Muslims to pay. It is calculated according to a set of rules and is used to help the poor and the needy. Zakat Alms is usually paid during the month of Ramadan and is one of the five pillars of Islam.

Q10. What is Zakat Fitrah?

A10. Zakat Fitrah is a form of charity that is obligatory for all Muslims to pay during the last 10 days of Ramadan. It is used to help the poor and the needy and is calculated according to a set of rules.

Transparent Hands’ Process:

• Once the donation is received, Transparent Hands will use it to fund an eligible Zakat-eligible patient after verifying their eligibility according to the Zakat criteria.
• The patient will be provided with free surgery/treatment at a network hospital.
• After successful treatment, the patient will be discharged from the hospital.
• Transparent Hands will provide a detailed report of the Zakat funds spent on the patient.

Q11. Is Zakat payable on investments?

A11. Yes, Zakat is payable on investments. The amount of Zakat payable is calculated after deducting all debts, expenses, and investments.

Q12. Is Zakat payable on jewelry?

A12. Yes, Zakat is payable on jewelry. The amount of Zakat payable is calculated after deducting all debts, expenses, and investments.

How to Calculate Zakat on Jewellery

Q13. Is Zakat payable on the property?

A13. Yes, Zakat is payable on the property. The amount of Zakat payable is calculated after deducting all debts, expenses, and investments.

Q14. Is Zakat payable on shares?

A14. Yes, Zakat is payable on shares. The amount of Zakat payable is calculated after deducting all debts, expenses, and investments.

Q15. What are the Zakat rates?

A15.

• Cash: 2.5% of the total value of the cash you own (e.g. if you own \$10,000 in cash, you need to pay \$250 as Zakat).
• Gold & Silver: 2.5% of the total value of the gold and silver you own (e.g. if you own \$10,000 worth of gold and silver, you need to pay \$250 as Zakat).
• Livestock: 5% of the total number of livestock you own (e.g. if you own 40 goats, you need to pay 2 goats as Zakat).
• Business Income: 2.5% of the total business income you have earned in the year (e.g. if you have earned \$100,000 in business income in the year, you need to pay \$2,500 as Zakat).
• Agricultural Produce: 10% of the total agricultural produce you have harvested in the year (e.g. if you have harvested \$50,000 worth of crops in the year, you need to pay \$5,000 as Zakat).

Q16. Is Zakat payable on livestock?

A16. Yes, Zakat is payable on livestock. The amount of Zakat payable is calculated after deducting all debts, expenses, and investments.

Q17. Is Zakat payable on debt?

A17. Yes, Zakat is payable on debt. The amount of Zakat payable is calculated after deducting all debts, expenses, and investments.

Conclusion

Transparent Hands provided a comprehensive guide on all the important Questions and Answers on Zakat Calculation to help clear any confusion and ensure that Zakat funds are distributed correctly to the deserving individuals. With the help of Transparent Hands, giving Zakat can be a simple and fulfilling process.

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