General Knowledge Questions about ZAKAT

  • Zakat means to purify.
  • Zakat was made obligatory in 2. A.H.
  • 7-1/2 is the nasab of gold and 52-1/2 tolas for silver.
  • Injunction of utilization of zakat is in Surah-al Tauba.
  • Number of heads for distribution of zakat are 8.
  • Zakat mentioned along with Namaz in the Quran 22 times.
  • 5 Camels, 40 goats, 3 cows and buffaloes is nisab for zakat.
  • 1/10 is the nisab of irrigated produce.
  • Zakat is treasure of Islam; it is the saying of holy prophet.
  • Usher means 1/10.
  • Khums means 1/5.
  • Word Zakat occurs in Quran for 32 times.
  • In 2nd A.H the rate and method of distribution of Zakat was determined at Madina.
  • Kharaj is spoils of war.
  • Fay is income from town lands.
  • Zakat on produce of mines is 1/5th.
  • Ushr on artificially irrigated land is 1/20th.
  • Al-Gharmain means debtors.
  • There are two types of zakat.


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