By: Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Ameer-Darul Iftaa 

Faculty of Jurisprudence & Islamic Verdicts





I calculate my Zakat on the 10th of Ramadan every year. My Wife has some gold ornaments now I will have to pay Zakat for that as well. My question is - should I calculate Zakat on gold on the 10th of Ramadan or wait for the next Jamad-us-thani?




In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


If the gold ornaments belong to your wife, you are not liable to pay the Zakat for that.


The Zakat on the gold ornaments will be due on her according to her personal financial situation.


If you wish to pay her Zakat, you may do so with her consent.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




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