Zakat on Maize
Fatwa No: 392635

  • Fatwa Date:26-2-2019 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 21, 1440
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How to pay zakat for maize


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The jurists stated that if the maize reaches the Nisaab, then Zakat must be paid on it, which is 5 Awsuq (plural of Wasq). The Wasq equals sixty Saa’ as per the Saa’ that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) possessed, which makes the Nisaab equivalent to approximately 672 kilograms.

The amount that must be paid in Zakat is 10% if the maize is watered without any additional costs, such as by rain, or a river. If irrigation involves some costs, such as irrigation with a machine, then the Zakaat due is half of one tenth (5%).

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 89186.

Also, for more benefit on Zakat on agricultural products, please refer to the following link:

Allah knows best.

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