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Question # : 145541


Please shed some light on how to calculate zakah on gold ornaments.
(1) Whether we should consider the consider total weight * current price or (2) Get the selling price of the ornament and accordingly pay the zakah [as the jeweler will deduct some percentage in gold as impurity].

Answer : 145541

Published on: Nov 17, 2016

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 71/89/M=2/1438)

The adulteration in gold or silver ornaments is counted  with the original gold and silver as it is generally very less; therefore while weighing and fixing its price both the original and adulteration shall be calculated together. It is better to consider the price on which the jeweler sells and calculate the fortieth part of the all ornaments as zakah. 

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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