Zakah on agricultural land.

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is there zakat on agricultural land, if yes then how much? also zakat on industrial productions, and on saliried persons?


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Zakah on agricultural land

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Your Question: …is there zakat on agricultural land, if yes then how much?

Agricultural land is absolutely exempt from ‘zakah’ in Islam; thus even if one owns agricultural land worth millions of dollars, one is not liable to pay ‘zakah’ annually on that agricultural land itself.


The ‘zakah’ on agricultural land is determined from its produce:

  1. If the land is irrigated naturally through rain the ‘zakah’ would be 10% of the produce of the land.
  2. If the land is irrigated artificially through tube wells, tributaries, etc…the ‘zakah’ would be 5% of the produce of that land.


Your Question: …..also zakat on industrial productions

‘Zakah’ is not determined on the annual industrial production, but rather on the net value of the industrial business itself.


Your Question: …..and on saliried persons?

‘Zakah’ is not determined on the monthly/annual salary of the person, but rather on his net excess assets which he accumulates after paying all his expenses.


Thus if the annual salary of the person is 10,000 and his total annual expenses are 8,000; thus assuming the person has no other assets or savings upon which ‘zakah’ is due,  he will be liable to pay ‘zakah’ on his savings of 2,000 at the rate of 2.50%.


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