Zakah is not due on weapons for personal use
Fatwa No: 215437


Assalamu Alaikum Is there any zakat on weapons kept for personal use. Like for hunting, or for security and as a hobby?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

Amongst the well-established basic principles in the topic of Zakah is that there is no Zakah due on the items intended for personal possession. Zakah is only due on the wealth whose value is intended to be increased. Accordingly, there is no Zakah due on the weapon intended for personal use, even if it is expensive.

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 83548.

Allaah Knows best.

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