Release the Power of Your Zakat

For us, it's simple. Every dollar you give in Zakat will go directly to bringing hope to those in need.

So why wait?

In Arabic, zakat means purification, growth, and blessing. It is a charitable practice that all able Muslims are required to contribute a fixed portion of their wealth — generally 2.5% of savings — to help those less fortunate than them. Other religions have a similar zakat obligation and at NuDay Syria, we welcome all donors to contribute from their heart and their spiritual beliefs.
By donating your Zakat to NuDay, you will ensure that our work continues and that sustainable aid directly reaches beneficiaries.

NuDay is recognized by Zakatify as a Zakat-eligible organization.


What is the nisab and how is it calculated?

Nisab is the minimum amount of wealth a Muslim must have, after calculating necessary expenses, to be eligible to contribute zakat. Nisab is equivalent to the value of 3 ounces of gold. The nisab calculated for our zakat calculator is based off the most updated report.


What is Hawl?

Hawl is defined as the completion period for a zakat asset, which is one full lunar year. There are some forms of zakat that do not require hawl, such as crops, during which zakat should be paid at the time of the harvest. For further clarification, it is recommended that you consult with your local imam or scholar.


Who pays Zakat?

All Muslim adults who are sane of mind and possess the nisab (i.e. the minimum amount of wealth held for a year) should pay Zakat. As always, it is best to consult with your local imam or scholar for clarification.


Must I have the intention for Zakat to be accepted in order for it to be?

Yes. In Islam, intention is an essential part of any act of worship, including the payment of zakat. A private act between you and God,  intention must be made at the time the zakat is paid.


When can I pay the Zakat?

Zakat should be paid as soon as possible prior to or at the time that you have earned the requisite amount of nisab each lunar year, or one year after you last paid it. A good way to ensure zakat is made in a timely fashion is to pay your zakat during Ramadan. From a faith perspective, you may make your zakat contributions toward any of our funds or projects.


Do I have to pay Zakat on my home?

One does not have to pay zakat on a primary place of residence. If the house qualifies as a secondary residence that sometimes get rented out, however, zakat is due on it after subtracting necessary expenses from the income generated.


Do I have to pay Zakat on my jewelry?

Yes, on jewelry that you do not regularly wear and that you own for investment purposes.


Do I have to pay Zakat on stocks?

Yes. You may use the current value on stocks.

NuDay also accepts Zakat ul Fitr. Zakat ul Fitr is focused on providing food for people in need. Donations through NuDay go to internally displaced people inside Syria, securing meals for vulnerable people.
Zakat ul Fitr is required prior to prayer on Eid ul Fitr. Heads of households are responsible both for themselves and their families.
Currently, Zakat ul Fitr is set at $10 per person.
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