The Nisâb for Camels


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc. / Sunday, August 31st, 2008

It should be
remembered that zakât becomes fard on five camels. If a person possesses
less than five camels, zakât will not be fard. In order to understand the
zakât on camels easily, the following table should be
consulted:

NUMBER

ZAKAAT

1 YEAR
OLD

2 YEAR
OLD

3 YEAR
OLD

4  YEAR
OLD

5 –
9
1
goat
10 –
14
2
goat
15 –
19
3
goat
20 –
24
4
goat
25 –
35
1
camels
36 –
45
1
camel
46 –
60
1
camel
61 –
75
1
camel
76 –
90
2
camels
91 –
120
2
camels
125 –
129
1 goat
+
2
camels
130 –
134
2 goat
+
2
camels
135 –
139
3 goat
+
2
camels
140 –
144
4 goat
+
2
camels
145 –
149
2
camels
150 –
154
1 goat
+
3
camels
155 –
159
2 goat
+
3
camels
160 –
164
3 goat
+
3
camels
165 –
169
4 goat
+
3
camels
170 –
174
3
camels
175 –
185
1 camel
+
3
camels
186 –
195
1
camel
3
camels
196 –
200
4
camels
  1. If the number of
    camels is more than 200, the same method of calculation as has been followed
    from 150 onwards should be continued.

  2. If a person
    possesses camels and gives a camel as zakât, then this camel which he is giving
    as zakât will have to be a female camel. However, if a male camel is of the same
    value as that of a female camel, it will be permissible to
    give a male camel.

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