In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Question:

 Dear Dr. Nabulsi

 I sold some of my gold to pay for my children's college. Can I consider that I payed its zakat?

 Thank you

Answer

 You can't. However, if your gold is for ornament, you don't have to pay zakat on it.

 Best regards

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creations