Zakat on trading assets

A Guide to Zakah - Understanding & Calculation, Fiqh

Zakah is payable on trading stock if their market value is equal to or more than the value of nisaab.

Definition of trading assets

Trading assets are those, which are purchased with the intention of resale or capital gain. Consequently, goods that have been purchased for personal use and not for the purpose of trade are not subject to Zakah, irrespective of their value. Similarly, goods (other than gold and silver) originally bought for personal use are not subject to Zakah if the purchaser subsequently intends to sell them for trade and had not intended it at the time of purchase. Once sold, however, their sale price would be subject to Zakah.

August 21, 2011

The Saudi Sighting

Fiqh, Moon Sighting

The Saudi calendar as regulated by the Majlusl Qadhaa a’Alaa was based on a 32 year pre-set calendar set in accordance with the Greenwich New Moon Astronomical Timetable from 1409 AH to 1440 AH. This resulted in the month commencing approximately 1.5 days prior to the visibility of the moon or some 8 – 9 hours before its own new moon time.

September 25, 2010