The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1816

The niṣāb for mined products is fifteen common (ṣayrafī) mithqāls11 of coined gold, i.e. if the value of something that is extracted from a mine reaches fifteen common mithqāls of coined gold after deducting the costs for extracting it, then the subsequent expenses – such as the costs for purifying it – are subtracted and khums must be paid on the remainder.

11 Based on the definitions in Ruling 1912, one common mithqāl is equal to approximately 4.68 grams; therefore, fifteen common mithqāls is equal to approximately 70.2 grams.