A 16-year-old today often does work in a part-time job and has money saved up. A 16-year old however is a minor, do they still have to pay Zakat? Does Zakat tie with the age of a person?
Zakat is done on the wealth itself, regardless of the owners age. Whether you are a minor or an adult, what needs to be looked at is the amount of money that is there. If the money reaches the threshold of 4-5 thousand dollars, and has stayed that amount for a year, in this case you are obliged to pay 2.5% of that amount for zakat.
Shaykh Yaser Birjas explains.
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Paper | Reframing Ramadan: How to Flourish While the Masjids are Closed
Ramadan Prep: 10 Essential Tips https://yaqeeninstitute.org/yaqeen-institute/ramadan-prep-10-essential-tips
Day 23: Maximizing the Last Ten Days | Ramadan Strong https://yaqeeninstitute.org/najwa-awad/day-23-maximizing-the-last-day-days-ramadan-strong
Why Laylatul Qadr? The Significance & Virtues of the Most Important Night of the Year | Animation https://yaqeeninstitute.org/nazir-khan/laylatul-qadr-animation
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