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Should i give zakat for the gifted gold item? If yes, then how much the weight should it be on which i have to give zakat?

Dear Brother Assalam u alaikum. I have question regarding zakat. I am a newly married man and there are a lot of gold gifted to me and wife. Now, should i take out zakat for those gifted gold item? If yes, then how much the weight should be to take out the zakat for those gifted gold and how much should i take out? Please reply me as soon as possible. Jazak Allah khair.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

O ye who believe! there are indeed many among the priests and anchorites, who in Falsehood devour the substance of men and hinder (them) from the way of Allah. And there are those who bury gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah: announce unto them a most grievous penalty. Quran [9:34]

On the Day when heat will be produced out of that (wealth) in the fire of Hell, and with it will be branded their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs, their flanks, and their backs.- "This is the (treasure) which ye buried for yourselves: taste ye, then, the (treasures) ye buried!" Quran [9:35]


Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As A woman came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) and she was accompanied by her daughter who wore two heavy gold bangles in her hands. He (saws) said to her: ‘Do you pay zakat on them?’ She said: ‘No.’ He (saws) then said: ‘Are you pleased that Allah may put two bangles of fire on your hands (on the Day of Judgment)?’ Thereupon she took them off and placed them before the Prophet (saws) saying: ‘They are for Allah and His Messenger (saws) (to distribute to the poor as they will).’ ABU-DAWOOD[Book 9 : Hadith 1558]

Dear brother There is no zakat obligatory on any gold less than 7.5 ‘tolas’ (approximately 85 grams), which is the prescribed nisab. If one has more than nisab in their possession for full lunar calendar year, then one is liable to pay the obligatory ‘zakat’ of 2.5% on the excess wealth.

Dear brother one can pay zakat on ones gold by determining their market value, and then pay 2.5% of the total determined amount. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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