What’s the Difference between Sadaqah and Zakat?

Zakat is the third pillar of Islam’s five pillars of individually mandated devotion. The Muslim, or Islam believer, fulfils it by giving a specific amount in yearly amount (generally 2.5 percent) from his or her agreed terms of surplus riches to the eight types of persons whom God has designated in the Quran as either directly deserving or qualified beneficiaries of it contribution.
In Muslim usage, the term ‘Sadaqah’ has come to signify ‘voluntary charitable gifts,’ however Sadaqah signified Zakat at the time of the Quran’s revelation and the Prophet Muhammad’s delivery of its message, on him be peace. So, in God’s Divine Law, the Shari’ah, Sadaqah incorporates the concept of Zakat.
In this blog we’ll educate you with 10 key differences between Sadaqah and Zakat and also how you can donate Zakat in Pakistan. It is better to understand the true meaning and difference between these two.

What Distinguishes Zakat from Sadaqah?

⦁ Only once a year is Zakat required, whereas Sadaqah is never obligatory.

⦁ Zakat is paid on certain assets including gold, silver, currency, business assets, agricultural output, livestock, and treasure troves, whereas Sadaqah has no such asset restrictions.

⦁ In a Zakat calculation, some liabilities might be deducted, however in a Sadaqah calculation, liabilities are not subtracted.

⦁ The Islamic government collects and distributes Zakat, whereas Sadaqah is always a personal act of compassion.

⦁ Foregoing Zakat payments is a form of treason, although failing to pay Sadaqah is not a violation.

⦁ If a person owes Zakat, his heirs should be responsible for paying it out of his estate. In the case of Sadaqah, there is no such duty.

⦁ Every Muslim who passes the Nisab threshold must pay Zakat on a yearly basis. Sadaqah, on the other hand, is optional.
Show an Act of Kindness with Zakat Donation


The Quran and Sunnah encourage us to give without fear, because the reward for generosity in the afterlife is limitless.
HANDS has evolved in 40 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organizations in the country. To show an act of kindness you can donate Zakat in Pakistan to our organization by visiting our website at https://hands.org.pk/old/ways-to-donate/