Can I pay Zakat in other forms other than cash?
A: Zakat can be paid in kind according to the Hanafi school, whilst other schools either reject this entirely or allow it in some circumstances and not others or allow it with a degree of reprehensibility .
If a person pays Zakat in kind, he must ensure he valuates the assets correctly to cover his Zakat liability. Thus, a person may pay Zakat by giving their belongings such as a laptop, mobile phone etc., however, one must accurately determine the current market value of the item to ensure the Zakat liability is covered.
And Allah knows best!
Mufti Faraz Adam