Zakaat on jewellery

Q: I was always thought that zakaat is paid on jewellery irrespective of whether it is used or not. Recently few people have insisted that no zakaat is paid on jewellery if it is being used. They claim you only pay on jewellery not used more than a year. Is this true? Please clarify so I can correct them.

Bismillaah

A: Zakaat is payable on jewellery whether it is used or not.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)