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Ruling 1928

There are five niṣābs for sheep.

  1. Forty sheep, and the zakat payable is one sheep. As long as the number of sheep does not reach this amount, zakat is not liable on them.
  2. 121 sheep, and the zakat payable is two sheep.
  3.  201 sheep, and the zakat payable is three sheep.
  4. 301 sheep, and the zakat payable is four sheep.
  5. 400 sheep and above, and the zakat payable for every 100 sheep is one sheep. It is not necessary that zakat be paid from the same sheep; rather, it is sufficient if some other sheep or the monetary value of the sheep is given.