Khums – Sehme Imam

Khums is a religious tax that is divided into two equal parts where one half is paid as ‘Sehme Imam’ and the other half is ‘Sehme Sadaat’. Sehme Imam is the half that is given to the Imam (spiritual leader) of the time and should be paid to his representative (Mujtahed) that will act like an agency using this for charity and religious and social causes.