What is Khums?

It is a 20 percent obligatory Islamic tax on some items that we own under specific conditions.

Who should pay it?

Every individual Muslim who is at the age of puberty and is sane. For the minors, it becomes the parents or guardian’s duty to pay it.

On what is it paid?

There are various items to which Khums applies. For example treasure trove and spoils of war, etc. But the most popular item in our daily life is the Khums on the surplus of income or on possessions that exceeds our needs.


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