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The New Zakat Nisab for the year 1433-1434AH has been calculated and released in Nigeria. It is a combine effort of the Zakat and Endowment Board,  Zamfara State and the Islamic Propagation centre, Kaduna State in conjunction with the Sultan Bello Mosque committee.

The Nisab is usually released during the Holy month of Ramadan for use by the Muslim ummah of Nigeria. This year’s Nisab, Diyyah and Rub’u Dinar are pegged as follows:

NISAB – N736,067

BLOOD MONEY (diyyah) – N36,803,303


Thank you and May Allah reward all.  ma’assalam


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Prominent Saudi businessman Saleh Kamel has estimated the total value of Zakat in the Kingdom at SR 1 trillion. Kamel, who is also chairman of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said people should pay Zakat for real estate properties that have been for sale.

If we collect and use Zakat properly, it can bring about substantial improvement in our economic condition,” Kamel told a gathering of businessmen and academics in Madinah as reported by ARABNEWS. He added: “If we had collected Zakat from real estate properties we would not have faced the housing or land problems.
Referring to the global economic crisis, he said it would not have taken place if the world had implemented a small Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him), which says: “Don’t sell what you don’t possess”.

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6,000 Orphans in Zamfara State, Nigeria benefitted from the Annul Ramadan and Sallah Welfare Assistance by the Zakat and Endowment Board. The Executive Governor Zamfara state launched the progamme in Gusau at an impressive ceremony.

The breakdown of the allocations shows the 4,200 of the beneficiaries cames from the 14 LGA of the state having 300 each, while 1,800 comes from the registered orphans in the headquarters in Gusau.

Each orphan according to the Executive Secretary of the board, Mal. Bashir Sirajo is to benefit with clothing material and measures of maize, millet and rice.


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