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Nisab value

What is Nisab?

Nisab is the minimum amount that a Muslim must have before being obliged to zakat.

The Nisab was set by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) at a rate equivalent to: 87.48 grams of gold and 612.36 grams of silver.

As we no longer use silver or gold as currency, you need to find out the equivalent monetary exchange value of the rates the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) set in your local currency. You can do this by checking the market rate of gold and silver.

The two values used to calculate the Nisab threshold are gold and silver.

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In the Hanafi madhab, the value of silver is used to ascertain the nisab threshold and eligibility to pay Zakat. The other madhabs use the value of gold.

Islamic Relief advises its donors to use the silver value (which is almost always a lower threshold to gold) because this allows for a greater amount to be eligible for Zakat, which means more help for deserving Zakat recipients.

Current Nisab Value (17 January 2024)

Using value of silver 612.36 grams = £356.79
Using value of gold 87.48 grams = £4,513.83

What does the term ‘Hawl’ mean?

In explanations of Zakat, you may hear the term ‘hawl’ – which means a lunar year. Therefore, a hawl (lunar year) is 354 days long.

You should make your zakat payment one hawl (lunar year) after you become eligible to pay Zakat. However, this is only if your wealth on that date is still at – or above – the nisab threshold and has been so throughout the hawl.

Nisab Frequently Asked Questions

Nisab: Miscellaneous questions

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We ensure our content is reviewed and verified by qualified scholars to provide you with the most accurate information. This webpage was last reviewed by Sheikh Saalim Al-Azhari.

Page last reviewed: 21 February 2023

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