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Zakaat on Platinum, Gems, Rubies, Diamonds, Sapphires, etc?

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Q: Is zakaat compulsory upon platinum, gems, rubies, diamonds, sapphires, etc?

A: Zakaat is not compulsory on all precious stones besides gold and silver unless they were purchased with the intention of resale.

(لا زكاة في اللآلىء والجواهر ) وإن ساوت ألفا اتفاقا ( إلا أن يكون التجارة ) والأصل أن ما عدا الحجرين والسوائم إنما يزكى بنية التجارة (ج2 ص 273)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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