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Is there zakat on the gold that has been kept for children especially daughters?

Aoa. I have a question regarding zakat on the gold that has been kept for children especially daughters. If the gold is reserved for children and we do not use, is it exempted from zakat?


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Every believer, regardless of whether man, woman, or child, who has excess wealth (over the nisaab), is liable to pay a 2.5% annual Zakah of their nett excess wealth in Shariah.

Regardless whether the gold is used or not if it is more than prescribed nisaab (7.5 tolas) then the person is liable to pay the obligatory Zakah of 2.5% on their excess wealth which has been in one's possession for a full calendar year. And Allah alone knows the best.

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