For one who doesn’t have a full time job, works on and off and has debts but got quite valuable wedding jewelery, is zakaat obligatory?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

On that jewelery and other valuables i.e computer.


If the liabilities exceed the jewellery, then there is no Zakaat. If the
jewellery is more than the liabilities, then if the excess if equivalent or
more than the value of Nisaab, then Zakaat is compulsory on that amount.

For more information, kindly refer to ‘Calculation of Zakaat .’ at

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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