Paying zakaat on gold and cash together

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Q: For zakaat, the cash is totaled up and 2.5 % is to be paid, but gold jewellery and silver are they separate? For example, someone has gold above the nisaab amount, they evaluate its worth and separately, calculate 2.5 % from its worth, or do they add its worth to the cash total and pay 2.5 % on the lump sum? Or do the cash amount and gold amount separately?


A: You may add its value to the cash and pay on the lump sum.

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


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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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