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How to Calculate Zakat with UKIM

Zakat, the third Pillar of Islam, is not just a payment but a duty that every eligible Muslim must fulfil.

UK Islamic Mission gives your Zakat to those who need it the most. From feeding the poor through our Feed the Fasting campaign to building homes and schools - your money will be used to change lives and leave a lasting impact around the globe. We strive to distribute your Zakat as quickly as possible, continually driven by the goal to bring hope and save lives where it is most desperately needed.


The 2.5% Zakat rate is obligatory for all Muslims whose total possessions (cash, gold, silver, shares) meet or exceed the nisab threshold.

“My mercy encompasses all things, and so I shall decree it for those who are reverent, give the Zakat and those who believe in Our revelation."

The Qur'an (7:156)

Zakat Calculator

To assist you in determining your total payment, we have created a 2024 Zakat calculator for UK donors, complete with nisab values and a detailed breakdown. Utilise this tool to help you successfully complete your Zakat payment this year and begin making an impact on the lives of struggling people around the world.

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Zakat is an Arabic word which literally means “that which purifies”. Therefore Zakat is a way to purify your wealth and income. This purification occurs by giving a portion of your wealth to charity. It is important to note that Zakat is not a tax, rather it is an act of worship dedicated to supporting those in need.

Paying Zakat involves giving 2.5% of your total wealth which exceeds the nisab value within a single Islamic year to charity. This wealth includes cash, bank savings, bonds, cattle and crops that are in excess of your needs, as well as other objects of monetary value such as jewellery, gold and silver.

Items for personal use such as your car, clothing and house are excluded from Zakat.

The 2.5% Zakat percentage payment is compulsory although there are two potential nisab values which can be used to determine eligibility – gold and silver. Our Zakat calculator works out your payment based on the values of gold and silver; simply select the option you would like to use.

Who Must Pay Zakat?

Zakat is obligatory for anyone who meets the following criteria: a free adult Muslim, of sound mind, in complete ownership and control of their wealth (which must meet or exceed the nisab threshold), and in possession of their wealth for one complete lunar year.


Muslims aim to pay Zakat at Laylat ul-Qadr, so long as they meet the nisab threshold for a full year. The month of Ramadan is a popular time for Muslims to give their Zakat (which is different from Zakat ul-Fitr, or Fitrana, which can only be paid during the month of Ramadan), especially because it contains Laylat ul-Qadr, or the Night of Power, when rewards for paying Zakat are amplified to that of a thousand nights.

When Does my Zakat Year Start?

The Zakat year begins on the date on which your accrued wealth reaches the nisab threshold. This will be your Zakat date, the date on which your Zakat will be due each year - as long as your wealth continues to meet or exceed the nisab value.

What is Nisab for Zakat 2024?

There are two measures for determining the nisab value for Zakat – either based on gold or silver. These values state that nisab is equal to three ounces of gold (87.48 grams) or its cash equivalent, or 21 ounces of silver (612.36 grams) or its cash equivalent.

Utilise our Zakat calculator above to find out exactly how much Zakat you should be paying based on the nisab threshold you opt for.


The recipient must be someone in need, who qualifies under at least one of the eight categories as outlined in the Qur’an. They must not belong to your immediate family (such as your parents, siblings, children and wife). They must not be a descendant of the Prophet (PBUH).


No, there must be a clear intention that a donation is for Zakat. Giving to charity with a distinct purpose is very important in the Zakat process - like any obligation in Islam, Zakat requires intention.


Use our Zakat Calculator for 2024 to quickly and easily determine your Zakat eligibility and total required payment. If you choose to give your Zakat to UK Islamic Mission, we will then distribute it where it will be most impactful, helping struggling families and vulnerable people to get back on their feet and thrive.

You can use our zakat calculator for gold, silver, shares and cash, helping you to work out the zakat that you owe. We understand that knowing how to calculate zakat can be difficult, especially if you are not confident when it comes to mathematics and working out percentages. UK Islamic Mission makes it easier for Muslims to work out their Zakat based on what the nisab value is compared with their expendable wealth.

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