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  • Zakat (The Poor Due): Meaning, Ruling and Benefits

    The literal meaning of "Zakat" is purity. Its Islamic technical meaning designates the annual amount of wealth, food, property etc. which a Muslim with the adequate means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. Zakat is a remarkable institution and a major pillar of Islam. Allah, Almighty, Says (what means): "And establish.. More

  • The channels of Zakah

    Allah Almighty classifies the eligible recipients of Zakah under eight categories. He, Almighty Says (what means): "Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [Zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah.. More

  • Morals and Zakah

    Hardly ever is prayer mentioned in the Noble Quran without being associated with Zakah. Zakah is the inseparable twin of prayer in the Book of Allah The Almighty and the Sunnah of His messenger, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as well. Zakah is like prayer in terms of its relation to morals. The payer of Zakah offers it out of obedience to his Lord,.. More

  • Giving Food

    Giving Food in Surah Al-Insan (No.76): This is a good gesture of Allah's Mercy to Mention giving food in a Surah that is entitled "Al-Insan". Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive…} [Quran 76:8] Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allaah be pleased with him, and.. More

  • Zakat on agricultural products

    Zakah is the most important pillar of Islam after Prayer. The word “Zakah” means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth’; so, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. The obligatory nature of Zakah is firmly established in the Quran, the Sunnah, the consensus of the Prophet’s, sallallaahu.. More

  • 17 Benefits of Zakah

    Benefits and wisdom of the individual and social Zakah are as follows: 1- Perfecting and completing the Islam of a slave because it is one of the pillars of Islam. So, if one does it, his Islam will be complete and perfect. There is absolutely no doubt that this is a great aim for every Muslim individual. Actually, every Muslim individual seeks to.. More

  • Summary of Zakah rulings

    The position of Zakah and the Basic Rule of Its Ordainment: Zakah is one of Islam’s pillars and great foundations. It is Joined by Allah The Almighty with prayer in many locations of His Glorious Book. The source of its obligation lies in the Quran, the Prophetic Sunnah and the consensus of the Islamic ummah. Concerning the Book of Allah The.. More

  • Holdings subject to Zakat

    Currencies Currencies refer to gold and silver, as well as any type of money that takes their place and similar things such as shares, bonds and checks. In the past, paper currency was not known, and people used to barter using commodities. This is a completely impractical and ineffective method in large communities. People graduated in their types.. More

  • Zakatul-Fitr and the 'Eed

    Zakatul-Fitr Zakatul-Fitr is an obligatory charity on every Muslim at the end of the month of Ramadan. Ibn 'Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "The Prophet, sallaallahu alayhi wa sallam, enjoined the payment of one Sa'a (a volume measure corresponding approximately to the volume of 5 lb) of dates or one Sa'a of barley as Zakat al-Fitr.. More

  • Rulings of Zakat al-Fitr -II

    When is the Payment Due Imaams Ash-Shaafi'ee and Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon them, state that the Zakatul-Fitr payment becomes obligatory after sunset on 'Eed's eve, or the last day of fasting, because this is the end of Ramadan. Abu Haneefah, may Allah have mercy upon him, (and also Ash-Shaafi'ee in an earlier opinion of his) held that the sum.. More

  • Rulings of Zakat al-Fitr - I

    The scope of worship in Islam is universal, in the literal sense. For the Quran tells us that each and every constituent of creation near or far, seen or unseen, animate or inanimate­­­­ - worships The True and Only God. “Indeed, every being in the heavens and the earth but comes to the All-Merciful as a worshipper.”[Quran;.. More