# Zakat Calculator

Use our calculator to easily work out how much Zakat you need to pay.

## Let's Start

#### Use our calculator to easily work out how much Zakat you need to pay.

Zakat is obligatory for any Muslim who has more wealth than the Nisab - the threshold at which Zakat is obligatory. Today's Nisab value is £0.00.

To work out your Zakat, we need to add up all the things you own, take away anything you owe to others, which gives us a total figure of your wealth. The Zakat due would be 2.5% of that wealth.

Just follow the form below to calculate your Zakat. You can also convert your gold, silver and cryptocurrency to their cash value.

We do not collect or store any of the information you enter in this form.

#### Calculating what you own

The first step of working out your Zakat payment is to calculate how much wealth you have.

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#### Calculating what you owe to others

Now that we know what you own, we have to take away what you owe to others.

#### Mortgage(s) and Long-term Debts Expand

For long-term debts, you should only consider payments due in the next 12 months.
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If paying Zakat won't impact your ability to pay these short-term debts, we recommend that you don't include these debts in your calculation. Including these debts will reduce the Zakat you will pay.
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### Is Zakat Due?

Here's a summary of the calculation, based on the information you provided.

You only need to pay Zakat if your total wealth is more than the Nisab, which is £0.00 today.

Total of what you own

£0.00

minus what you owe

£0.00

is equal to a total wealth of

£0.00

Zakat is due for you.

You need to pay 2.5% of your wealth as Zakat, which is £0.00

You don't have to pay Zakat.

Your total wealth (£0.00) is lower than the Nisab (£0.00). But you can still make a donation.

### What is Zakat (or Zakah)?

Zakat is one of the core pillars of Islam and its reward, along with all other good acts, is multiplied during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Giving Zakat each year is a duty on every Muslim, as opposed to an act of charity.

### Do I have to pay Zakat?

Zakat is compulsory for all Muslims who have ‘surplus’ wealth beyond the Nisab (threshold).

“Surplus” wealth is money and assets that are, for all intents and purposes, sitting idle, for a full lunar year. The house you live in, the car you drive everyday, or the factory you own that is used for manufacturing, for example, are not “surplus” assets.

If your surplus wealth is more than the Nisab theshold, you must pay 2.5% of your surplus wealth as Zakat.

### What is the Nisab? What is today's Nisab rate?

Nisab, the threshold above which Zakat is compulsory on you, is the monetary value of 612.36 grams of Silver.

An alternative way to calculate the Nisab, is to base it on the monetary value of 87.48 grams of gold. Using the Gold Nisab reduces the amount of Zakat that is collected and distributed to the poor, and so, it is recommended to use the Silver Nisab instead.

Today’s Silver Nisab value is shown at the top of this page.

### Is Zakat the same as Zakat ul maal?

Yes.

Zakat ul-maal (or Zakatul Maal) refers to the “Zakat on Wealth”, which is Zakat, the fifth pillar of Islam.

### Is Zakat the same as Zakat-ul-Fitr or Fitrana?

No, they are different.

While Zakat is 2.5% of your wealth, Zakat-ul-Fitr (or Fitrana) is a fixed amount for all Muslims.

Zakat-ul-Fitr refers to the charity given at the end of Ramadan’s last day of fasting. It is compulsory for every Muslim to give Zakat-ul-Fitr before Eid Salah.

For 2021, Zakat-al-Fitr is £5, for every Muslim – adults and children – regardless of personal wealth.

### What's the difference between Zakat and Sadaqah?

Zakat is a compulsory duty, think of it as tax.

Sadaqah in an optional, charitable act.

Paying Zakat is akin to paying Tax – it must be done and should not be considered as giving charity.

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