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To find out how to calculate your fidya or kaffarah see FAQ’s below
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Our 100% Zakat Policy means every single penny goes to where it’s needed most!
Zakat Al Mal is a charitable donation that Muslims calculate and pay every year as a percentage of 2.5% on their surplus wealth.
This includes cash, stocks, investment property, gold or silver.
Zakat Al Fitr is a charitable donation that must be given before the end of the month of Ramadan (by the Eid Al Fitr prayer) and is equal to the price of one meal, which is calculated by the approximate cost of 3kg of the common
staple foods locally. Local AUD pricing for 3kg of rice is almost $5.
This Ramadan, Fast, Pray & Give 100% of your Zakat with Penny Appeal because with our 100% Zakat policy, every single penny goes to those who need it most.
Donate before 30 June to maximise your tax return.
Frequently asked questions
What is Zakat?
Zakat is a pillar of Islam and is a compulsory charitable payment that goes on to benefit those in need.
Who needs to pay Zakat?
All Muslim adults need to pay Zakat; the only exceptions are people who aren’t mentally well, and people who genuinely cannot afford to do so because their total wealth and savings are below a certain threshold called the Nisab.
Traditionally, the Nisab was calculated on the amount of gold or silver you own (which you can still calculate today). But in many modern societies, the Nisab threshold is considered to be when your total earnings and savings are below the poverty line.
How much is Zakat?
The Zakat rules mean that you need to pay 2.5% of your total wealth and savings. So that’s 2.5% of any savings, gold or wealth you have above the Nisab threshold. Debts are also removed before working out your eligible wealth and your Zakat percentage.
You can apply the Zakat percentage to your wealth using our Zakat Calculator Online.
When should I pay my Zakat?
Once you start earning enough money to go above the Nisab threshold (or the poverty line), you need to start keeping track of your wealth. One lunar year after the point where you’ve gone above the Nisab threshold – sometimes known as your ‘Zakat anniversary’ – you will need to pay your Zakat.
If you can’t remember your Zakat anniversary, don’t worry – we recommend choosing an Islamic date which is easy to remember, like the 27th night of Ramadan. Many Muslims choose to pay Zakat during Ramadan because the rewards of doing so are increased.
Can Zakat be paid in instalments or in advance?
Zakat can be paid in installments throughout the year, as long as you pay the full amount by the end of the lunar year. This can work well if you have a steady income and can predict how much you will earn in the 12 month period. Many of our Zakat applicable appeals have monthly payments; for example, if the amount you need to pay for Zakat is $300, you could donate $25 a month for a year and build a well in your name or that of a loved one with your Zakat!
You can calculate your Zakat and divide it equally into monthly installments using our Zakat Calculator online
How can I get my company/business involved?
There are many ways to do this! Australian businesses can occasionally meet some of their corporate social responsibility goals through volunteer opportunities for their employees by partnering with Penny Appeal. Alternatively, check out our brand partnerships page or ways to give for alternative giving opportunities.