Donate your Zakat to International Aid Charity

Zakat donations are handled with the greatest care to ensure they reach eligible recipients. Your Zakat helps orphans and refugees in most need.

Your Zakat Calculator & Guide

Do I pay Zakat?

Yes, if you are all these:

  • Muslim
  • Adult
  • Of sound mind
  • Own minimum Nisab amount

What is Nisab?

This is the minimum amount of wealth you must own for Zakat to be payable on it. There are two Nisab thresholds:

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grams of silver in money value
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grams of gold in money value

As of May 2020, gold nisab value is approximately $4747 and silver nisab value is approximately $331

The gap between the two thresholds is wide, so although traditionally Silver Nisab was preferred, Gold is now also adopted

How to calculate Zakat?

1. Your net wealth

What you own at the end of a 12-month lunar year minus what you owe or need to pay at the time of your zakat payment – a snapshot of your balance

2. Nisab threshold

As of May 2020, gold nisab value is approximately $4747 and silver nisab value is approximately $331

3. Above the Threshold?

If your net wealth is greater than or equal to the Nisab value then you pay 2.5% of your net wealth as Zakat.

If your net wealth is below the Nisab value, then you do not owe any Zakat.

What you own

Include these as your assets:

  • Cash, bank balance, money lent to others
  • Stocks & shares
  • Gold & silver
  • Merchandise bought with the intention of resale
  • Farm produce, livestock animals

What you owe

Liabilities you can deduct:

  • Payments due for living expenses - rent, mortgage, utility bills for the current month
  • Debts

When is it due?

Your Zakat payment is due a year from the date your net wealth first met or exceeded the Nisab

Zakat is an annual obligation due once every lunar year. A snapshot of your balance.

Who receives Zakat?

Your zakat to IAC reaches:

  • Syrian refugees in most need
  • Orphans
  • Poor and needy
  • Food distribution
  • Shelter and clothing

Zakat ul Fitr (Fitrana)

When

Any time before Eid prayer

Who

Every Muslim – adult and child

What

$7 per person - the price of a meal