Simple Zakat Guide explains the rules and reasons of Zakat. Step by step worksheets are provided for every section. Topics include everything from Zakat liable assets, expense deductions, 401k and other retirement accounts, how to account for Haram earnings, how to calculate Nisab, in addition to the basics of Islamic charitable ethics. This second edition of the book contains additional information about HSA and FSA accounts. Simple Zakat Guide seeks to be an accessible middle ground for those wanting to learn clearly and concisely about how and why to give charitably in Islamic Law.
Simple Zakat Guide is not just a book, but an interactive workbook that covers not just how to calculate your Zakat but why, with just enough info for you to make an educated decision on how to calculate it. Every chapter ends with a worksheet and all worksheets are included at the end for use year after year.
What Readers are Saying
Bradford’s Simple Zakat Guide is a gem. An unparalleled guide on the subject, it provides a concise, practical, instructive and well-researched step-by-step workbook to performing one of central tenets of Islam. This book can be utilized by both those with simple means and complex financial portfolios . . . and everyone in between.
~ Dr. Jerry Hionis, Economist
Great book. Very simple, straightforward, and contemporary discussion of HOW TO calculate your zakat. The author did a great job analyzing and understanding the modern financial instruments (such as mutual funds, retirement accounts, pensions, health savings accounts,..) and how to pay zakat on them. He has a unique background in Islamic law, experience in Islamic banking and investments, as well as academic training in financial planning in the USA which gives him a unique perspective that few other scholars have. I highly recommend it!
~ Ashraf Ali, Islamic Finance Expert
Simple Zakat Guide is a great source for technical detail on zakat. It is easy to understand whether you are a beginner looking for a thorough yet concise walk-through or an expert who needs a quick reference. If you want helpful relevant information on paying zakat or receiving it, Simple Zakat Guide is for you.
~ Raza Hasan, Corporate Accountant