• +27 11 413 2785/6

Zakaat On Investments


Is there Zakat for money given in an investment?


If a person invested funds in a trading business or goods of merchandise then Zakaat is payable at the market value of the goods on one’s Zakaat due-date. However, if one has invested in a building, or block of flats or a mall, etc. then Zakaat is only payable on the rental income derived from it, if all or part of the rental income is still available (i.e. not used up) when calculating one’s yearly Zakaat. Similarly, if one has invested in a hiring business such as hiring out crockery or cars, etc. then too Zakaat will only be payable on the rental income accrued, if still available when calculating one’s yearly Zakaat. If some or all of the income has been spent before one’s stipulated Zakaat date, then such income will be exempted from Zakaat. 

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

Related Fatawa
Discharging Zakaat In A Different Currency

Question A British citizen has money in a bank in Bangladesh. Does he pay his Zakah according to its rate Read more

Zakaat On Products A Beautician Uses

Question Is there zakat on beauty products in stock by a beautician such as eye liners, powders, creams etc? Answer Read more

Zakaat After Gifting Gold To Your Children

Question A women had lot of gold which was more than the nisaab but she distributed the gold between her Read more

Discharging Zakaat With Redundant Stock

Question I would like to know if you can give redundant or obsolete stock as part of your Zakaat disbursement? Read more

Discharging Zakaat By Purchasing A Flight Ticket

Question My mother's brother is a poor person. He lives in India. we send money for his needs etc. We Read more

Darul Ifta - Darul Uloom Azaadville - Madrasah Arabia Islamia