Episode 17 – Zakat Q&A with Joe Bradford


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About Joe Bradford:

Joe is traditionally and academically trained in the Islamic sciences. He holds a graduate degree in Islamic law from the University of Medina. He likes steak, star gazing, corny about pages, and long walks in the park. He has way too many kids. He currently works in finance and is an adviser to institutions and private individuals.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The obligation of paying Zakat
  • What every Muslim should know about the minimum requirements of paying Zakat
  • What is a Nisab?
  • Zakat & Debt (house, student loans, etc)
  • Paying Zakat on gold
  • Paying Zakat on investments (401k, Roth IRA, etc)

Connect with Joe Bradford:

  • Website: JoeBradford.net
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/joebradfordnet
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bradford.Joe

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Adam Taufique is a founding member of Qur'an Weekly and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb in his community and has served in Masjids from being a weekend school teacher to youth coordinator. You can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter @adamtaufique.


  1. June 30, 2014

    Refreshing, ma sha Allah. Had been waiting for Joe to come on the show for some times now. 🙂

  2. adil
    June 30, 2014

    could you please make a pdf to go with this audio, its much easier that way to quickly check again
    jazakallahu khayran

    • June 30, 2014

      Jazakallahu Khayran for the feedback, however we try to make the show notes for the page as detailed as possible. Making a PDF transcript on top of the editing that has to be done for each episode would be tough to pull off.

  3. adil
    July 6, 2014


    could you do a show about spending in Ramadan, tips or advice on staying financially healthy in this month


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