Zakat Payment - Can It Be Done On a Monthly Basis?
  • Question:

    Is it permissible to pay my zakat on a monthly basis instead of all at once? What percentage of my monthly salary should I pay?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    It is impossible to calculate your zakah on a monthly basis since it is determined based on your yearly-retained earnings. It is essential to have a hijri date by which you measure your zakat annually. Many of the companions used to choose a date in Ramadan for this. With that being said, you can give zakat in advance on a monthly basis and then make up the deficiency if there is one when the annual date of zakat calculation arrives.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Director – Islamic Learning Foundation
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