Do I have to pay Zakat on my car and home?

Question: Do I have to pay Zakat on my car and home?

Answer: You do not have to pay Zakat on any personal effects you own. By personal, I mean anything used primarily by yourself and your family for your general welfare and quality of life.

If you own a car or home for investment and/or resale then you pay 2.5% on the market price after having possessed it for one year. If you own a car or home and lease it to others, then you pay 2.5% on the revenue earned not the asset’study market price.

And Allah knows best.

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About Joe Bradford

About Joe Bradford

Joe is a structuring advisor for a major real estate development firm, specializing in Shariah compliant investment vehicles. He runs a financial advisory. He is the founder of Muslim Money Guide and also blogs at joebradford.net.

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