12.0. What kinds of things require paying Zakat on them?
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  • Gold and Silver
  • Cash
  • Stocks
  • Mutual Funds
  • Stock Options
  • Business Merchandise Inventory
  • Private Companies, Corporations and Partnerships
  • Retirement Plans (401K, IRA, etc.)
  • Real Estate Investments in Property Owning Companies
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Profits from Investments
  • Trusts
  • Long-Term Insurance (Life Insurance)
  • Lump Sum Payments in Terms of Compulsory Pension and Provident Funds
  • Severance Package
  • Income Tax
  • Liabilities which may be deducted
  • Buried Precious Metals or Minerals (Rikaz)
  • Livestock, Animals, Cows, Sheep, Camels
  • Agricultural Produce


11.0 What are the important principles in identifying assets subject to Zakat?
12.1 Gold and Silver



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.

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