Is Zakaat payable on sterling silver jewellery?


Nasihah (Advice): Give charity and seek forgiveness excessively


Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “O womenfolk, you should give charity and seek forgiveness excessively, for I saw you (womenfolk) amongst the majority of the dwellers of the Hell-fire.” A wise lady among them asked: “Why is it, O Messenger of Allah, that we are the majority of the dwellers of the Hell-fire?” He said: “You curse excessively and you are ungrateful to your husbands…” (Sahih Muslim)



Question and Answer:


  1. Is Zakaat payable on sterling silver jewellery?


(Question published as received)


  1. A) Zakaat is payable on silver items/jewellery that have more than 50% silver content in them.


Accordingly, Zakaat is payable on sterling silver found in jewellery as the silver content is more than 50% (92.5% fine silver). (Hidaayah 1/102)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Mufti Moosa Salie


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 


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