Zakat on share investments: determining a proxy for calculation

At the National Zakat Foundation, in collaboration with scholars, financial analysts, accountants and others, we spent almost 5 months analysing the FTSE 100 to determine proxy for net Zakatable assets in companies,  Summary recommendations National Zakat Foundation’s (NZF) recommendation to Muslim shareholders is as follows: Ideally, a complete calculation and review of the balance sheet … More Zakat on share investments: determining a proxy for calculation

Zakat on Aviva Life Insurance Plan

Question: Is there Zakat on Aviva Life Insurance Plan? In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.  The Answer: Zakat is not binding on the premiums paid to the policy.  More importantly, life insurance policies are prohibited.  Entering into such contracts without any legal requirement or necessity is … More Zakat on Aviva Life Insurance Plan