وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتُواْ الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُواْ مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ :البقرة-43

"And be steadfast in salah (prayer), and pay zakah, and bow down with those who bow down". (Al - Baqarah 2:43)

وَٱلَّذِينَ فِىٓ أَمۡوَٲلِهِمۡ حَقٌّ۬ مَّعۡلُومٌ۬ لِّلسَّآٮِٕلِ وَٱلۡمَحۡرُومِ :المعارج 24-25

“In their wealth there is a known share for the beggars and the destitute”. Quran [Al Maarij:24-25]

إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَالْمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَالْغَارِمِينَ وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ ۖ فَرِيضَةً مِّنَ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ : التوبة 60

The sadaqat (Prescribed alms) are (meant) only to be given to the poor, the needy, to those who collect them, to those whose hearts are to be won, in the cause of slaves and those encumbered with debt, in the way of Allah and to a wayfarer. this an obligation prescribed by Allah. Allah is Knower, Wise. (9:60)

What is Zakat:

In Islam, Zakat is the fundamental pillar and  literally means “to purify, to grow, to increase".

It  refers to purification in general & purification of wealth in particular, therefore, those Muslim who have wealth over a certain ratio (Nisab), they are liable to pay zakat on it and give it to those who are less fortunate & don't have sufficient means to live their life in standard way.

When a Muslim gives Zakat he/she is purifying their wealth from excessive dire & greed and also minimizing the suffering of millions around the world.

In a legal context,  Zakat  is the amount of money that every adult, mentally stable, free, and financially able Muslim, male and female, has to pay (2.5% of the income) if their annual wealth exceeds a specific amount called Nisab during a calendar year to support specific categories of people.

The Nisab is the minimum amount of wealth a Muslim must possess before they become eligible to pay Zakat. This amount is often referred to as the Nisab threshold.

Gold and Silver are the two values used to calculate the Nisab threshold. The Nisab is the value of 87.48 grams of gold (7.5 Tola ) or 612.36 grams of silver (52.5 Tola).

Nisab Threshold of Gold in Indian Rupee : ₹280635.84  (₹ 32080/10g = ₹3208x87.48g=280635.84 (16 May 2018, Mumbai)

Nisab Threshold of Silver in Indian Rupee: ₹24494.4  (1g = ₹40x612.36=24494.4 (16 May 2018, Mumbai)

Note: Monetary value of the Nisab will vary according to current prices of gold & silver in the market. 


Zakat should be calculated and paid on any surplus wealth that you have owned for at least one lunar year called Qamri Saal. This includes:

● Gold, Silver, precious metal, including ornaments/ Jewellery containing Gold/Silver.

● Stocks and Shares.

● Money you have lent to others.

● Cash in bank accounts, committees or in Hand.

● Any business stock.

● Agricultural produce and livestock (cows, chickens, goats etc.).

● Pensions.

● Property you own for investment purposes.

The easiest way to calculate your Zakat is to find out the monetary value of each type of wealth and then work out 2.5% of the total sum.


In the Holy Qur’an, the people who have the right to receive Zakat and legal uses of Zakat are described by Allah (swt) are as follows:

● The poor: Those who have no income.

● The needy: Those who may have income, but it is less than they need.

● Distributors of Zakat: Those who identify the destitute and handle Zakat.

● Sympathizers: Those who might enter or who have already entered Islam.

● Freeing slaves: Used to ransom a slave.

● Debtors: Those unable to pay off a debt.

● struggling for the sake of Allah (swt): Used to benefit humanity and convey the message of Islam.

● Travelers: Those travelling and in need.


The moment you possess wealth above the Nisab threshold you become eligible to pay Zakat. However, no payment is due on that date itself.

The Zakat is to be paid after one full Qamri Saal / lunar year – but only if your wealth at that future date is still above the Nisab threshold.

It does not matter if your wealth decreases or increases during the year. It is the value of  your wealth / assets at the end of the lunar year that is used to calculate and pay the Zakat, (if it still exceeds the Nisab).

Jamia advises its donors to use the Silver Value (which is almost always a lower Nisab threshold to gold) as this allows for a greater amount of your wealth to be eligible for Zakat which, in turn, means more help for the deserving recipients of your Zakat.


At Jamia, we take the responsibility of handling Zakat extremely seriously. We understand that paying Zakat is not simply an act of charity - it’s an act of worship. Your donation will reach those most in need, both quickly and securely.

Throughout the year and especially during the month of Ramadan, Jamia receives generous donations designated as Zakat It is obligatory upon the Muslim community not just to collect Zakat but distribute it according to the commandments of the Holy Qur’an.

Our online resources will help you calculate and decide how best to spend your Zakat through one of our many Zakat eligible projects. Below are our zakat eligible projects:

1)     sponsorship program for Orphans and poor students of Hifz & Alimiyat

2)     Widow Support program

3)     Monthly Allowances for poor families

4)     Scholarship program for poor students

5)     Emergency relief

6)     Eid gift for poor families

7)     Food distribution program for Hunger people

8)     Health care projects for poor patients

9)     Education program for poor girls

How We Spend Your Zakat Donations

Most of the work we carry out at Jamia is Zakat eligible. As well as distributing food and clothes to those most in need, we carry out long-term projects across more than 16 states of India. This includes the provision of healthcare, access to education and livelihoods support for the most deprived Muslim communities in India.

Jamia is committed to utilizing Zakat donations with efficiency, transparency, and accountability, while ensuring compliance with commandments. Funds are used throughout the year on projects which serve families, individuals, and students in particularly urgent need.

When giving your Zakat through Jamia, you can be assured that it will be used to support and empower some of the most disadvantaged communities in India

Your Zakat donations are handled with the greatest of care to ensure they reach eligible recipients quickly and securely.

Where we work

Jamia is one of the largest charitable organizations operating across 16 states in India. Our vast network enables us to reach the most disadvantaged communities where we are able to deliver your Zakat to those most in need..

Our Zakat Project 2018 will assist donors to fulfill their zakat obligations ensuring that the zakat is distributed to and delivered to the rightful recipients.

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