Maliha S Nash asked 1 month ago

Salam Alykum,
Is the khumus for $10,000.00,  $2,400.00 or $2,000.00 giving that I am keeping all $10,000.00.
the other question is, under Khumus, I sometimes, see categories as general or sayed.  I am not sayed, I just choose Khumus without specification.  is this OK.

thanks
Hafathakum Allah.

1 Answers
mehdi Staff answered 1 month ago

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Based on your specific question and information provided.

Khums is on the surplus to annual expenses. If your income exceeds the annual expenses of yourself and your family, Khums (20%) should be paid from the excess.

In your case Khums on USD10,000.00 is USD2,000.00.

Khums in Obligatory on All, however in reference to the distribution.

Khums must be divided into two parts: one part is the portion for sayyids(1) (sahm al-sādāt), which must be given to a sayyid who is poor, or who is an orphan, or who is stranded on a journey.

The second part is the portion for the Imam (ʿA) (sahm al-imām), which at the present time [i.e. during the time of the Imam’s (ʿA) occultation] must either be given to a fully qualified jurist or spent for purposes that he authorises. And the obligatory precaution is that the fully qualified jurist must be the most learned (aʿlam) marjaʿ (2) and be well aware of public affairs.

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