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

 UK Islamic Mission passes over your Zakat to those who need it the most. From feeding the poor to building homes and schools - your money will be used to draw smiles and change lives. When you make your Zakat payment to UK Islamic Mission, we will distribute those funds as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Paying 2.5% of your wealth as Zakat is obligatory upon all Muslims whose total possessions (cash, gold, silver, shares) value or exceed the nisab threshold. If your wealth reaches the nisab, it is your duty as a Muslim to give Zakat, purifying your wealth by helping your brothers and sisters across the world. 

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."

Base Nisab on value of
Gold & silver
Business Assets



Nisab values



Nisab in tola =7.5 tola


What is Zakat?

Zakat is an Arabic word derived from the word ‘tazkiyya’, meaning purification; hence, Zakat is considered a way to purify an individual's wealth and income. Zakat is 2.5% of a single Islamic year's total wealth exceeding the nisab value - this includes cash in hand, 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.

Who has to 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.

When do I have to pay Zakat?

Your total wealth must amount to more than the nisab threshold, and you must be in possession of this wealth for one complete lunar year. Zakat can be paid at any point in the year as long as they have met the Nisab threshold for a full year. The Holy month of Ramadan is a popular time for Muslims to give their Zakat.

What is Nisab?

There are two measures to determine the nisab - gold and silver. This equates to three ounces of gold (87.48 grams) or its cash equivalent, or 21 ounces of silver (612.36 grams) or its equivalent in cash. 

When does my Zakat year start?

The Zakat year begins on the date on which your 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.

To whom should I give Zakat?

The recipient must be someone in need. They must not belong to your immediate family. They must not be a descendant of the Prophet (PBUH).

I give charity throughout the year, can it be considered as Zakat?

No, there must be a clear intention for a donation to be qualified as Zakat. The intention is very important in the Zakat process - like any obligation in Islam, Zakat requires intention.

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