12.2. Cash
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The amount of cash held, whether in a bank or personally on hand, at the end of the relevant Zakat year will always be subject to Zakat. Moneys lent and advanced are, for Zakat purposes, treated as cash and Zakat must be paid on such loans each year. The Nisab for cash is equivalent to the value of gold or silver (whichever is less). At present Nisab of silver is less, so cash may be calculated according to silver. All the values of Zakat-able assets for the sake of calculation are converted into cash, and based on the fact that nisab is calculated according to the nisab of silver, which, on August 16, 2006, is $241.37162. (See Section 12.1 above).


12.1 Gold and Silver
12.3 Stocks



Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The partner organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.