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Q9. What are the specified Nisab, (minimum wealth) and the rate of Zakat for each category of wealth?

The Nisab and the rate of Zakat for each category are given below. For further details refer to the answer for Question 12.

Category of wealth Nisab Rate of Zakat
A. Personal wealth Three (3) ounces of gold or its current value 2.5%
B. Agricultural produce

1. From cultivated land
2. From non-cultivated land

653 Kg of wheat or its equivalent value. 1.5%
2.10%
C. Minerals and Rikaz 20%
D. Live stock

1. Goat and sheep
2. Cows
3. Camels

40 goats and/or sheep
30 cows
5 Camels
See tables below

Following tables give the Zakat for the three sub categories of livestock.

Sub Category 1: Sheep, lambs, and goats
Nisab: 40
Zakat
Number owned
Zakat in kind
1  to 39
0
40 to 120
1
121 to 200
2
201 to 399
3
400
4
Greater than 400
4+1 for every 100 above 400
Sub Category 2: Cows, and buffaloes (Domestic and not wild)
Nisab: 30
Zakat
Number owned One year old calf Two year old calf Total
1 to 29
0
+
0
0
30 to 39
1
+
0
1
40 to 59
0
+
1
1
60 to 69
2
+
0
2
70 to 79
1
+
1
2
80 to 89
0
+
2
2
90 to 99
3
+
0
3
100
2
+
1
3
Greater than 100 Increase progressively for each increment of 10 using combinations of Zakat for 30 and 40
Examples:
110 (40+40+30)
1
+
2
3
150 (30+30+30+30+30)
5
+
0
5
Alternate for 150 – (40+40+40+30)
1
+
3
4
Sub Category 3: Camels
Nisab: 5
Zakat
Number owned Goat or sheep (1 yr old) One year old she-camel Two year old she-camel Three year old she-camel Four year old she-camel Total
1 to 4
0
+
0
+
0
+
0
+
0
0
5 to 9
1
+
0
+
0
+
0
+
0
1
10 to 14
2
+
0
+
0
+
0
+
0
2
15 to 19
3
+
0
+
0
+
0
+
0
3
20 to 24
4
+
0
+
0
+
0
+
0
4
25 to 35
0
+
1
+
0
+
0
+
0
1
36 to 45
0
+
0
+
1
+
0
+
0
1
46 to 60
0
+
0
+
0
+
1
+
0
1
61 to 75
0
+
0
+
0
+
0
+
1
1
76 to 90
0
+
0
+
2
+
0
+
0
2
90 to 120
0
+
0
+
0
+
2
+
0
2
Greater than 120 (2) three year old she-camels plus zakat from the above table for increment above 120
Examples:
140 (120 + 20)
4
+
0
+
0
+
2
+
0
6
190 (120 + 70)
0
+
0
+
0
+
2
+
1
3