[Q-ID0386] Do I pay zakaat on my children’s savings and jewellery?


What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, do I pay Zakaat on the savings and jewellery belonging to my children? They are 5 and 8 years old.

Questioner: A sister from UK


Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakātuhu

There are conditions for Zakaat to become obligatory upon an individual and from amongst these is that he/she be an adult. [Bahār e Shariat V5]

Zakaat is not obligatory upon minors. Your children will only be obliged to pay Zakaat when they reach the age of puberty and wealth has remained within their possession for one year.

As for when the child reaches puberty please view:

[Q-ID0104] At what age is one considered mature (baligh) in Islam?

And Allaah knows best.

Answered by Ustadh Abu Dihh’ya Asid Shafait

Read more Q&A's

When should Tahneek be performed on a newborn child and can it be performed by the Parents? QUESTION: What do scholars of Islām say regarding the ruling of sharī’ah concerning the way in which adhān should be given in a baby’s ear and the ta...
I’ve been divorced and I’m now married to someone else, can I change my child’s surname? QUESTION: What do the Scholars of the mighty shari’ah say regarding this case; changing the surname of the child after the father gives divorce? Is t...
The Aqiqah – is it necessary? When should it be done? QUESTION: What is the correct ruling on Aqeeqah, how long does its obligation on a parent remain and its requirements, when should it be done and at ...
Is celebrating birthdays allowed? What about exchanging gifts & food? QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: is it impermissible to distribute food and exchange gifts...
Share this with your family & friends: