Do I still need to give Zakat in this situation

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Answered by Ustadha Umm Abdullah


I’ve lost my job and presently working as self-employed where sometimes I get money and sometimes don’t.

I support my family (wife and son) with my savings. However, my savings are more than 7 tola gold. Do I still need to pay Zakat?

If yes, then can I use this money for Qurbani for needy people? If no 

then where can I pay Zakat?



The nisaab of gold is 7.5 tola.

If one owns less than this, they are not liable to pay zakaat.

(Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariyyah, v.3, p.95)

Only Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ustadha Umm Abdullah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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