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12.18. Buried Precious Metals or Minerals (Rikaz)
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Buried Precious Metals or Minerals (Rikaz)


Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "There is no compensation for one killed or wounded by an animal or by falling in a well, or because of working in mines; but Khumus (one-fifth) is compulsory on Rikaz." (Bukhari, Vol. 2, Book 24, No. 575).

When the Muslim finds any treasures hidden in his land, he is required to give a fifth (20%) of that treasure in charity as Zakat. The same applies to mines, such as gold and silver mines, or precious metals (which fall under the ruling of Rikaz).


12.17 Liabilities which may
be deducted
12.19 Livestock, Animals,
Cows, Sheep, Camels



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