Adding of gold to silver for purposes of zakat

Book:

The Book of Zakat - كتاب الزكاة

Chapter:

Thee Nisab and Rates of Zakat

Topic/Issue:2533 - Adding of gold to silver for purposes of zakat
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik,Imam Abu HanifaDirhams may be added to dinars, and if the nisab is attained by combining them zakat becomes due on it.They maintained that the consideration in them is for the common attribute (the attribute of their being sources of capital (currencies) and a means of valuating consumable things)
Imam ShafiGold is not to be added to silver nor is silver to be added to goldThey maintained that the consideration in each is the inherent substance, because of which the nisab for each is different. Hence they said that these are two separate species, as is the case with cows and sheep and, therefore, one is not to be added to the other.
SubIssue: How gold and silver are added together
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikThey are to be combined on the basis of a determined currency (rate), and this is to be done by converting one dinar into ten dirhams
Imam Abu HanifaThe addition is to be done on the basis of value at the time of zakat
Tags :Worship, Zakah, Gold, Nisab,Adding,Combining
References:1[pg:298]
Last Updated:2011-02-12

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