Zakat for Cows ~ Hi all readers! One source of zakat is cows. The point is, if there is someone who has many cows, he must pay Zakat. If he does not pay zakat, then he is a sinner. But there are some important things that we should know about.
As usual, before I explain Zakat for cows further, I will quote one hadith that specifically relates to our discussion.
Hadith About Zakat for Cows
The hadith about Zakat for cows that I mean is as follows;
عَنْ مُعَاذٍ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَعَثَهُ إِلَى الْيَمَنِ فَأَمَرَهُ أَنْ يَأْخُذَ مِنْ كُلِّ ثَلَاثِيْنَ بَقَرَةً تَبِيْعًا أَوْتَبِيْعَةً , وَمِنْ كُلِّ أَرْبَعِيْنَ مُسَنَّةً , وَمِنْ كُلِّ حَالِمٍ دِيْنَارًا – عَدَلُهُ مُعَافِرِيًّا – . رَوَاهُ الْخَمْسَةُ
From Mu’adz bing Jabal radliyallahu ‘anhu, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had sent him to go to Yemen. He told Mu’adz to take one male calf or one female calf as zakat for every thirty cows, and one female cow older than two years as zakat for every forty cows, and one Dinar as tax from each adult —or according to the price of clothes.” The hadith is narrated by five people (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’I, Ibn Majah).
There are some important things that we should know about the above hadith;
First; The hadith explains about zakat for cows and their levels.
Second; If a person has thirty cows, he must pay zakat in the form of one male calf or one female calf. If he has forty cows, he must pay zakat in the form of a female cow which is over two years old. But if he only has twenty-nine cows, he is not obliged to sacrifice zakat.