Zakat payable on camel, cow and sheep (including goat)
1916. For Zakat on camels, cows and sheep (including goats) there are
two additional conditions, besides the other usual conditions:
The animal should have grazed in the jungle or open fields for one year.
If it is fed with cut or plucked grass, or if it has grazed in the farm owned
by its owner, or somebody else, there is no Zakat on it, except when it was
only a matter of day or two during which the animal fed itself with the grass
from its master's farm.
As a matter of precaution, it is not a condition that the camel, cow or
small cattle should not have worked during the whole year. In fact, Zakat on
them will be obligatory, if they are used for irrigation and ploughing the
1917. If a person purchases or leases for his camel, cow and sheep, a
pasture which has not been cultivated by anyone, Zakat becoming liable is a
matter of Ishkal, though as a precaution, Zakat be paid. But, if he pays tax on
grazing his animals, then he should pay Zakat.