Everything we need to know about Zakat

Everything we need to know about Zakat
Everything we need to know about Zakat

What is Zakat? What conditions are required for Zakat? What are the validity requirements of Zakat? When is zakat given? Who is given zakat, who is not? Information about Zakat that everyone should know.

Zakat in the dictionary; increase, multiplication, purification, fertility and praise means. Zakah as a term of fiqh is described as follows: Certain types of goods, a certain portion of Allah Almighty is given to some Muslims as property.

Zakat, which is one of the financial worship, is one of the five basic principles of Islam and was assumed in Medina in the second year of the emigration. In the Holy Quran, kıl Make the prayer straight and give the zakat… (Bakara, 2/43, 110; Hajj, 22/78; Nur, 24/56; Struggle, 58/13; Müzzemmil, 73/20) ; Al Take a charity out of their possessions, to purify, purify, and pray for them; because your prayer gives them peace. Allah is Hearer, Knower. T (Repentance, 9/103).


1) Taxpayer: The person who will give Zakat must be Muslim, free, intelligent and adolescent. Non-Muslims, slaves and concubines, mental illness and children are not obliged to zakat.

2) Quorum Amount Having Goods: Other than basic needs and debt, a quorum amount or more should be available. Anyone who doesn't have this much property doesn't assume zakat.

What is the quorum? Quorum means sözlük measure, limit, sign, original te in the dictionary. As a term; It is a certain amount that is determined as a measure for the necessity of zakat. Expresses the amount of wealth that requires zakat.

It was determined by the Prophet (peace be upon him). These minimum limits show the average standard of living and wealth of Islamic society at the time. The quorum amounts determined in the hadiths can be listed as follows; 80.18 g. gold; 40 sheep or goats, 30 cattle, 5 camels. It is clear that these goods used to determine the amount of quorum are the most common means of wealth of that period.
3) The commodity should be a Nami (growing, increasing) commodity: For a commodity to be subject to intelligence, it must have “nemâ zek quality. In the dictionary, mak increasing, multiplying and developing nem meaning â nema ol is divided into two terms as a term:

a) Real reproduction: The increase of a commodity through trade, birth or agriculture is “real reproduction.. For this reason, the goods and animals that are available for trade are subject to intelligence as well as animals grazing in the countryside and called sâime to receive their offspring and milk.

b) Foremost reproduction: The possibility of an increase in a product itself and the potential itself. Gold, silver and coins have this quality. They meet the needs by being used in trade, by means of exchange of goods, so they are suitable for reproduction, increase and trade in terms of creation.

4) Owning the Property in Full: Besides possessing the property of the property to be given intelligence, it is also necessary to have an possession of this property. possession; it means that the property is de facto in the possession of the proprietor or is under its control.

5) A Year Passed on the Property: As in fasting and pilgrimage, the lunar month is applied on zakat. In order to assume zakat, the amount of quorum must be a year of the product. This is called avel havelânü’l-towel..

6) Non-provision of goods: As a result of the conditions of “being a full property aranan and bulunma exceeding the basic needs aranan in the goods subject to intelligence, the goods subject to intelligence is not the provision of debt.


1) Intention: In general, intention is obligatory in zakat as in other worship. Hz. The Prophet (s.a.s): "Deeds according to intentions" 53 commanded. Giving zakat is a deeds and a prayer. So intention is necessary to separate it from vain alms.

2) Assignment: Assignment is essential for the validity of the zakat to be given. Assignment; zakat to be given as the property of the property or cash to transfer to the recipient of the zakat is to say. For this reason, permitting, for example, to take to the table to serve catering does not replace the zakat because it does not qualify. In vain charity. Zakat cannot be given to children who are mentally ill or do not have the power of appeal. However, they may be given to persons representing them, such as parents, guardians or guardians.

When is Zakat given?

Apart from the basic needs and debts, the amount of the quorum, a person who is subject to the zakat and who has been over a year must give the zakat without delay.

Zakat payment times are determined according to the type of goods.
a) The zakat of gold, silver, money and trade goods and the zakat of animals shall be paid once a year after the completion of the year.

b) Agricultural products and fruits are subject to more than one product per year. There is no condition for a year to pass.

c) The zakat of honey is obliged to produce enough honey to give zakat, and the zakat of the mines is obliged to extract enough mines to give zakat.

Who is given zakat?

In the Qur'an, it is stated to whom the zakat will be given and in the 9th year of the emigration, they are listed as follows: it belongs to slaves, debtors, to those who are in the way of Allah, and to those who have stayed on the road. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. ”(Repentance, 9/60.)

1) Poor and devotees: These are ades poor and suckers iyle in the Qur'an. Poor; even if it has goods that meet basic needs such as household and household goods, the person whose income does not meet their usual needs and who has less than the quorum when the debts are deducted. Anyone who does not meet the basic needs of the income level even if he / she works in a job also enters this class.

2) Persons working in Zakah: These are civil servants employed in Zakah. M Amil  in the verse means yapan worker z and z craftsman yapan. The term refers to the person assigned to collect and distribute zakat income to the beneficiaries.

3) Müellefe-i kulûb: This class, which is mentioned as the fourth group in the related verse, includes people whose hearts are intended to be warmed to Islam.

4) Slaves: People who want to get rid of slavery and buy their freedom with money are given zakat. Liberation of slaves by benefiting from the Zakat fund shows the importance that Islam attaches to human freedom.

5) Borrowers: After deducting the debt, the persons who do not have the quorum amount belong to this class. Anyone who has the property or receivable from someone else and who is not able to take it, is also indebted. In this way, it is more virtuous to give money to the poor in debt than to give to the poor.

6) Those in the way of Allah: The term “fiî sebîlillah gelen which means yolunda in the way of Allah olarak is used in two different terms as the term. The first meaning; It is actually in war to glorify Islam. According to this, zakat is given to the Mujahideen who are at war. The second meaning; All kinds of good deeds done in accordance with Allah's approval and to approach Him. According to this, the people and institutions that observe the consent of Allah and do charitable and charitable works will be able to help from the charity fund.

7) Anyone who is on the road: Anyone who goes on a journey, who travels for good and useful work and who cannot reach his destination without help, enters this class. Examples include pilgrimage, war, mendup visits or trade trips.

1) Mother, Father, Spouse and Children: No one can give his / her zakat to his / her spouse who is found to be poor. Method; one's mother, father, grandfather and grandmother. Fürû; sons, daughters, their children and grandchildren. His wife, who expects divorce, is also covered by this provision.

2) Non-Muslims: Since Zakat is a worship obligation, it cannot be given to non-Muslims, non-believers and those who return from religion.

3) The Rich: It is not permissible to give zakat to the rich. Only the zakat officer will receive a share of the zakat as the equivalent of his labor, even if he is rich, he can take the share allocated to him. Again, the rich person who is in need during the journey can receive alms. Because even if the passenger is actually rich, he is considered poor at the time.

4) Hz. Relatives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Prophet: It is forbidden to receive alms and charity to the family of the Prophet.

5) Minors and Mentally ill: It is not permissible to give direct Zakah to minors and mental patients. Zakat is delivered to their parents.

Does the tax take place instead of zakat?

Tax is the money that is taken from the income and goods of individuals and businesses by unilaterally and based on the authority of the government to cover public expenditures. Today, the tax taken by the State under various names, such as the eight classes of intelligence - such as the "spending area" limitation is not made, the tax should not be considered zakat. Therefore, the amount that the believer gives in taxes cannot be deducted from his zakat. However, there is no right not to pay taxes because I am giving zakat. Because, in every era, in Islamic societies, the state has received customary taxes for public expenditures other than zakat.

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