From the above Merchandise and stock signifies that Zakat is also obligatory on business wealth and stock. The Islamic scholars have categorically specified the obligation of paying Zakat on merchandise. Hazrat Samura ibn Jundub (radiAllah hu’ta’alaa anhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alay hi sallam) used to command us to pay Zakat of those items that were for sale121.