Spus and hlal purification

Does anyone know how the purification works?. because it seems like almost all the dividends for this etf goes to purification

1 Like

Say a company has 2% of its revenue from non permissible sources and it pays a dividend. 2% of the dividend should be given to charity as per scholars to purify the income.

that means entire dividend from a stock or etf should not be required to be purified. Where are you getting that metric/ statistic from?


The dividend purification factor is calculated as:

total non-permissible revenue (including interest income) / total revenue

For example, let’s say Meow Inc. had total revenues of $100 million in 2020 where $4 million of that was from shariah impermissible sources.

4 / 100 = 0.04

If they paid you $200 in dividends that year, you can calculate the purification amount by multiplying the purification factor to the total amount of dividend income earned:

0.04 x $200 = $8

SPUS has a purification calculator available on their website here whereas HLAL makes their purification numbers available quarterly in a spreadsheet on their website here.


Thank you for clarifying

1 Like

Salam @saad and everyone!

The SPUS calculator does it for the dividends purification.

How about “capital gains “ made on holding that ETF for long time. What should be the process there?