The Nisâb for Sheep and Goats

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

As regards zakât for
sheep and goats, the nisâb for both is the same. If the number of goats and the
number of sheep reaches the nisâb individually, the zakât of both will be given
together and the number of sheep and goats will be added together and zakât
given of the total number. If the number of each does not reach the nisâb, even
then both will be added together in order to complete the nisâb. The animal that
is more in number will be given as zakât. But if both are equal in number, one
has the choice of giving whichever one wishes. The following table may be
consulted for zakât on sheep and goats:

No. of sheep or

40 – 120 121 – 200 201 – 399 400

Zakât (One year

One Two Three Four

1 one year old animals
per every hundred thereafter.

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