Zakat FAQ

  • How do I know if I have to pay zakat?

The nisab, or minimum amount, is the equivalent of 85 grams of gold (20 gold dinars) or 595 grams of silver (200 silver dirhams) in the local currency (this would amount to 4.400€ in gold and 392€ in silver, to 10/08/2023). This minimum wealth must have been in possession for one year.

According to the consensus, the nisab will be calculated in gold, therefore the minimum amount to be valued in the local currency is stipulated at 4.400€.

If you have possession of gold or silver, Nisab is half a dinar for every 20 and 5 dirhams for every 200, or its equivalent in grams.

In short, if you have 4400€ or more in an account or cash for a year you have to deliver 2.5% of Zakat concept.

For example, if between your savings in an account and your cash, in addition to any other form of financial good, minus your obligations, you have a total of 4400€ you will have to pay 110€.

To do the accounting of goods that are subject to Zakat and see whether or not you should pay it and how much, you can contact us that we will give your personal advice.

  • How do I know if I have to receive zakat?

If you belong or believe that you belong to one of the 8 categories that are entitled to receive Zakat you can contact us.

Generally, if you have financial difficulties and do not have to pay the Zakat, you can be a recipient of it.

  • What do I do to pay zakat?

The first thing is to be clear about your assets and the amount you have to pay. For that, different sources of income and assets must be taken into account. For personalized advice, contact us.

Once it is stipulated if it is mandatory to pay the Zakat and the amount, you can deliver it to the Seville Mosque Foundation that will be responsible for distributing it among the stipulated categories.

  • What do I do to receive Zakat?

If you think you have the right to receive Zakat, please contact us that we will assess your case and if you enter one of the stipulated categories. If the result is positive and there are Zakat funds available, and depending on these, you will be given an amount. If there are none, you will be added to the database and at the time they exist and depending on the priority of the categories you will be notified to make delivery.

  • Why pay Zakat to FMS?

The Seville Mosque Foundation has put this system into operation to collect and deliver the Zakat whose sole purpose is to provide a service to Muslims, making it easier for those who have to pay to fulfill their obligation and those who have the right to receive it, do.

We are committed to giving priority to the locality at the time of receiving and delivering the Zakat, especially at the time of delivery, since in our communities there are many people who need it and it is a way of energizing and empowering the local community.

In addition, the Seville Mosque Foundation strives for a total transparency policy in everything it does, especially with regard to Zakat. All our accounts regarding the collection and delivery of Zakat will be made public.

  • What does FMS do with Zakat?

The Seville Mosque Foundation distributes the Zakat to any person who falls within one of the stipulated categories that can receive it regardless of its origin, affiliation, etc., as long as they meet the requirements to receive it and prioritizing the locality at the time of distribution.

  • How does FMS distribute Zakat?

The Seville Mosque Foundation maintains an open enrollment database with all the people who have contacted us to receive Zakat and who meet the requirements for it. When Zakat funds are available they are distributed among these people, or others who request it and also meet the requirements. This is always done by maintaining a priority order by necessity.

  • To whom does FMS distribute zakat?

The Seville Mosque Foundation distributes the Zakat to anyone who requests it as long as it falls into one of the categories stipulated in the Quran and that funds are available.

  • Is Zakat and Sadaqa the same?

Zakat and Sadaqa are not the same. The Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and is an obligation for every Muslim who meets the requirements, has a specific form and one specific parameters, as does Salat or fasting. On the other hand, Sadaqa is a voluntary donation that can be made as much as you want and in the way you prefer – a smile is also Sadaqa. Although both are aimed at helping the needy and energizing the movement of wealth in society, the Zakat is a right of those who receive it while the Sadaqa is a generosity of the one who gives it.