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Zakat for youngsters

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If one's son or daughter who is under 18 age and have gold more than 85 gram of fine gold, is that young male or female have to pay zakat....as he/she will be dependent and have no source of income.?Is there any limit for their age or to get the status like when they are married or start earning for paying zakat when they have more than 85 grams of gold. ......lets say that all were gifted by her parents and sumone from family when they were young..?

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Zakat for youngsters

Every believer, regardless of whether man, woman, or child, who has excess wealth (over the nisaab which is approximately 7.5 tolas (85grams) of gold or approximately US$2,550.00) of their own, is liable to pay a 2.5% annual Zakat of their Nett excess wealth in Shariah.

Your statement: lets say that all were gifted by her parents and sumone from family when they were young..?

Gifts are considered part of ones wealth, and if the gifts have been in their possession for a period of one full year, then the zakah dues will be liable upon them.  

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