Q: I hope that you would be able to provide me with an answer regarding the amount of Zakah (Obligatory charity) that must be paid on crops. Should I
include the value of the equipment (used in agriculture) for the first year only, or for every year that I estimate it?
Zakah is obligatory on all that is eatable of fruits and seeds when they reach [in amount] the Nisab (the minimum amount on which Zakah is due), which is five Wasaqs. Every Wasaq is equal to sixty Sa`s (one Sa` =2.172 kg) like the Sa` of the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Zakah should be paid upon yielding and harvesting the crops. However, there is no Zakah on the equipment that is used in agriculture, nor on their value, for they are purchased for operation purposes.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.