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What are the activities subject to Zakat on trading assets?

Zakat is levied upon every business activity that is carried out with the purpose of making a profit either in the form of money or business including, but not limited to, the following:
  1. Commercial activities of all forms including trading commodities, goods, and services.
  2. Investment activities of all types including investment in securities – whether long or short term or internal or external – as well as investment in commodities, services and trade shares.
  3. Industrial activities of all kinds including factories, laboratories, and workshops.
  4. Service activities of all sorts including financial services, professions and trades; and renting, leasing, brokerage and agencies activities.
  5. Financial activities of all sorts including banking, insurance, and financing activities.​