Thursday, October 04, 2007


Assalaamu'alaikum Semua

This is a polite reminder.

All Muslims must pay Zakat - as per qualification & Nisab.

The Nisab this year is approx. RM6722 in this month of Ramadhan.

This means, if you choose your Zakat year from Ramadhan 1417 to Ramadhan 1418, and throughout that period, if your collective unused Asset amount is equal to RM6722 or more, then you must pay Zakat.

Hence, if you have savings RM5000 you don't need to pay Zakat ( - because less than Nisab of RM6722 approx). If you have savings RM10,000, then your Zakat = 2.5% x 10,000 = RM250 for the Islamic year.

For those in KL and surrounding region, FYI - PPZ (Pusat Pungutan Zakat) offer services seven-days-per-week at specified places including Masjid Negara etc.

Even better, kalau ada kekuatan, can go yourself to rural areas and give the Zakat amount in original staple food form i.e. beras.

Please be aware that Zakat Fitrah and Zakat Harta is not the same. The little amount paid on Hari Raya does not encompass full Zakat if you qualify as per Nisab.

The technical reason as to why Ramadhan is preferred over other months to pay Zakat is because it is easy to remember i.e. every Islamic lunar calendar year. You may also choose Sha'aban to Sha'aban, Syawal to Syawal etc kalau nak.



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