Using the silver nisaab when calculating zakaat

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Q: For Zakaat calculation; silver has very less value compared to gold. So which one should be considered to calculate Zakaat? 52g of silver is worth $380 and Gold which worth $4000.


A: You will calculate using the silver nisaab.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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