Zakat in Ramadan 2024: Minimum Nisab fixed at Rs.135,179

As the first day of Ramadan approaches, bringing with it the promise of spiritual reflection and generosity, the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Pakistan has unveiled the revised Nisab for Zakat in 2024. This announcement holds significance for Muslim account holders, as it determines the minimum amount of wealth liable to Zakat deductions from bank accounts during the holy month.

The Revised Nisab for Ramadan 2024:

The Ministry of Religious Affairs officially declared that banks will deduct Zakat from accounts holding a minimum balance of Rs135,179 on the first day of Ramadan. This adjustment reflects the commitment to ensuring Zakat is applied effectively, as it is an essential pillar of Islamic finance and charity.

Who is Affected?

Zakat will be applicable to savings accounts and profit and loss sharing (PLS) accounts with a balance equal to or exceeding Rs135,179. For those meeting this criteria, a Zakat deduction of 2.5% on the total account balance will be applied. However, the ministry has made it clear that accounts with balances below Rs135,179 on the 1st of Ramadan will be exempt from Zakat deduction.

Exceptional Circumstances:

In accordance with the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980, no Zakat will be deducted if a bank account holds an amount lower than the value specified by the ministry. This provision recognizes the importance of fairness and understanding individual financial circumstances.

Zakat Calculation and Nisab:

Zakat is calculated based on Nisab, which represents the minimum amount of net capital a Muslim must possess to be eligible for Zakat. In 2024, the Nisab has been set at Rs135,179. It is essential to note that Nisab is determined as the equivalent of 87.48 grams (7.5 tola) of gold and 612.36 grams (52.5 tola) of silver.

As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of Ramadan, the revised Nisab for Zakat in 2024 serves as a reminder of the importance of charity and financial responsibility in Islam. Muslim account holders are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the updated guidelines, ensuring a smooth and meaningful observance of Zakat during this blessed month. May the spirit of generosity and compassion flourish during Ramadan 2024.

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