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Zakaat, Sadeqa and Khoms - Please Help

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I am bit confused about them and how to calculate them. Especially growing in the Western Country, where we don't own sheep or wheat or whatever.

I understand Sadeqa is voluntary charity - I get it that.  I earn Around $62000 a year but I have house mortgage too which I pay by 1400 every two weeks.  Plus I have other costs too e.g. mobile plan, pertol, car insurance etc... so how am I suppose to calculate how much I have to pay.  Apparently one of these is like 1/5th of earning or something.

For Zakat and Khoms - Does it matter who you or where to pay too.

Can some one please in simple language explain it to me and the importance of where or who to pay to.

THanks

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Salaam brother, may Allah bless you for being concerned about your religious obligations this way.

Watch this 2 part Khums seminar by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, a very well known and qualified scholar here in the West. It should perfectly answer your questions. He covers a lot of issues Muslims in the West may face:

Part 1: 

Part 2: 

 

As for Zakat, I think for most Muslims nowadays, especially in the West, Zakat doesn't apply, unless they're farmers or something. However, I haven't learned too much about zakat so you should check with a scholar or your marja. Also, maybe search about it on this website: https://www.al-islam.org/

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