If one owns 40% of shares in a company

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Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011






If one owns 40% of shares in a company




If one owns 40% of shares in a company, then how is Zakaat calculated on his share?




Muhtaram / Muhtaramah


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


If the company is a trading investment then Zakaat is payable on the capital amount as well as the dividends. If the company is not a trading investment and only receives income, for example from rentals of properties then Zakaat is liable only on the dividends.


In this case, as a shareholder of a trading investment, Zakaat is due at 2.5% of the 40% shareholding on the capital, as well as on the dividends.



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