Use our Zakat calculator to easily determine your Zakat amount and make a meaningful contribution towards the betterment of society.

Zakat Calculator

Nisab (updated 04 April 2023):

Zakat can help transform the lives of JAAGO students by providing them with education, healthcare, and a brighter future. Take the first step towards making a difference in JAAGO students’ lives.

Zakat for a Brick

Zakat to renovate a school will help provide a safe learning environment for our students.

Donate for Brick

Zakat for School Stationery

Donate your Zakat for school supplies that could ensure a good educational experience.


Zakat for School Uniform

You can now help children from impoverished families with school uniforms with your Zakat

Donate for School Bag

“And establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah.” (2:110, Qur'an)

What is Zakat in Islam? Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. It signifies the wealth a Muslim pays to the poor and less privileged people. Zakat is a compulsory act of worship and represents the responsibility and duty the richer have towards those in need. The word Zakat means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth’.

People often get confused about where to give Zakat and how much to offer. It requires Muslims to provide 2.5% of their qualifying wealth each year to support Muslims who need it across various categories.

As one of the pillars of Islam, Zakat is a form of obligatory charity that has the potential to ease the suffering of millions. Zakat is obligatory when a certain amount of money, called the Nisab, is reached or exceeded. Zakat is not mandatory if the amount owned is less than this Nisab.

JAAGO Foundation collects Zakat and uses it as carefully as possible to ensure a long-lasting and transformative impact. Zakat on Education can provide a sustainable future for these children. By contributing your Zakat in this great month of Ramadan, you can help children conquer their dreams through education. Your generosity will allow us to sustain our efforts in making a difference for the marginalised children in the communities.

Zakat Calculator

Use our Zakat calculator to easily determine your Zakat amount and make a meaningful contribution towards the betterment of society.


Zakat is an obligatory charitable contribution that is required of all adult Muslims who possess a certain amount of wealth. It is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is intended to help those in need.

Muslims who possess a certain amount of wealth, known as the Nisab, for a full lunar year are required to pay Zakat.

Zakat is calculated as 2.5% of a Muslim’s total wealth that has been in their possession for a full lunar year.

The minimum amount of wealth, or Nisab, that one must have in order to be eligible for Zakat is equivalent to the value of 87.48 grams of gold or 612.36 grams of silver.

Zakat is levied on certain types of assets, including cash, gold, silver, investment properties, and business inventory.

Yes, Zakat can be paid to any legitimate charitable organization or directly to individuals in need.

This may vary depending on the country and local laws. However, in some cases, Zakat may be tax-deductible as a charitable donation.

Failing to pay Zakat when it is due is considered a sin in Islam. However, there may not be any legal or civil penalties for non-payment.

Yes, it is permissible to pay Zakat in advance of the due date.

Yes, Zakat can be paid in installments throughout the year as long as the full amount is paid by the due date.

Yes, Zakat can be given directly to individuals in need as long as they meet the criteria for Zakat eligibility.

Yes, Zakat can be used to support anyone in need, regardless of their religion.

Yes, Zakat is required to be paid annually as long as the Nisab threshold has been met.

Yes, giving more than the required amount of Zakat is considered a voluntary act of charity, known as Sadaqah.

Zakat is a specific form of obligatory charitable giving in Islam that is calculated based on a person’s wealth. Other forms of charitable giving, such as Sadaqah, are voluntary and can be given in any amount.