Zakah On Investment

I wanted to learn what is your view on application of zakah on money invested in stock shares? Do we need to pay zakah on the dividend alone or on the original investment, which cannot be divested at any point of time or both? In addition to this, we also posed a question that if Zakat is not applicable on the original investment, then whether Zakat is payable on monthly income which is received after deduction of 10% income tax, irrespective of the statutory exemption of income from income tax?

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Exemptions On Zakah

I have following questions on Zakah in context of Mr. Ghamidi's view that 10% of salary is deductible.

1. I learned that 653 Kg of dates or equivalent amount of salary is exempted. But price of dates is highly varying from type to type. So what is your opinion on determining a fair equivalence?
2. What if there is nothing left from monthly expenses even after applying this exemption? Not so long ago, I used to be in a government service though respectable but barely met ends in these expensive times.

3. Is the amount accumulated besides this 10% monthly deduction, also subject to annual 2.5% Zakah?

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Zakah On Rent And Salary

I have purchased a piece of land through "Qarz-e-Hasna". That piece of land is rented out for commercial use. I am getting yearly rent of that land and am yet paying back "Qarz-e-Hasna". Shall I be liable to pay the Zakat on the yearly rent that I receive?

Secondly, as a salary person, though I get a handsome salary, but at the end of each month it is consumed and untimately at the end of every year I dont find any amout lying in my account. In this case, (as I am a good salaried person) shall I again pay some amount on account of zakat?
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Halal Investment

I want to know what is your opinion about halaal investment.

1. Is investment in usual banks Halaal?
2. Where investment is Halaal?
3. What about insurance and saving accounts in banks?

Please consider inflation and other logical ideas presented by those who consider this halaal.

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