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Zakat on stolen gold

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Aasalam O Alaikum Dear Sir, I want to ask question about Zakat. I have gold of about 35 tolas and zakat is due on me. I do not have much income to pay zakat so I participated in the 'CUMMATI' so that I will pay when this is my turn of Cummati. Recently I have been robbed by Robbers (at gun point) and they took 8 tolas of gold. My question is 'Will I have to pay zakat now as the loss is of about 4.5 Lacs and my total zakat was about 50 thousand rupees only'?

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Brother you will have to pay zakat on the amount of gold you possess after the robbery at 2.5% of the market value. If you do not have the money to pay the zakat, then it would be best if you sell part of your gold to cover the zakat amount and give the zakat dues.

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