Then, the obligatory is two kinds, individual obligation, and communal obligation. The personal obligation is that which is specifically incumbent on every individual to fulfill, such as the pillars of the religion. The communal obligation is that which is absolved from the rest of a community when some discharge it since the objective is achieved, but if people collectively abandon it, then they participate (together) in sinning; like jihad, for its objective is making supreme the word of Allah and the empowering of the religion....
There is no doubt that this region (Southeast Asia) is in dire need of Islamic activity, the efforts of the callers to Allah, the establishment of Islamic associations, centers, universities, schools, and institutions where Islamic facilities, such as hospitals and institutions, should be available to help Muslims there know their religion and fight against their enemies....
Woe To Those Who Give Not The Zakah (1)
Imam Murtadha Gusau
Monday, Ramadan 19, 1439 AH (June 4, 2018)
In The Name Of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful
Dear Brothers and Sisters! Know that Zakah is one of Islam’s pillars and great foundations. It is Joined by Allah The Almighty with prayer (Salah) in many locations of His Glorious Book. The source of its obligation lies in the Quran, the Prophetic Sunnah and the consensus (Ijma’) of the Islamic Ummah.
Concerning the Book of Allah The Almighty, a mention may be made of His Saying:
“And establish prayer and give zakah and obey the Messenger – that you may receive mercy.” [Quran, 24:56]
“O you who have believed, indeed many of the scholars and the monks devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert [them] from the way of Allah. And those who hoard gold and silver and…
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I recently paid my zakat online and it was much easier than I thought. If you are wondering how the process goes, I will share it with you in this post.
But first, let’s get a few frequently asked questions out of the way.
WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ZAKAT?
Zakat is one of the five mandatory pillars of Islam, based on the following Hadith known as Hadith Jibril.
On the authority of `Umar (ra) who said:
While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair.
No traces of journeying were visible on him, and none of us knew him.
He sat down close by the Prophet (ﷺ), rested his knees against the knees of the Prophet (ﷺ) and placed his palms over his thighs, and said:
“O Muhammad! Inform me…
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Islam encourages its adherents to get married and procreate, in raising a happy family according to the Shari'ah and not just to merely fulfill one’s own desire. This is because a legitimate marriage has its role in curbing the immoral act of adultery that could....
Once there was a big famine in Palestine. It was during the time of the Prophet Sulaiman (King Solomon). He came out with his people and proceeded to an open place in the desert to pray for the rains to come. Suddenly, he saw an ant standing on its two legs, raising its hands up towards the sky and saying....
National Zakat Funds in Tunisia. Nice info.
The Tunisian Association of Zakat Sciences has proposed amendments to the Finance Bill 2019 for the establishment of a national Zakat fund — a potential financing tool for the government in dire need of new sources of funding as austerity measures weigh heavily on people’s shoulders. MARC ROUSSOT writes.
Violent protests over unemployment, inflation, new taxes and a one percentage point value-added tax hike left one dead in January and triggered fears of broader unrest in the country where the ‘Arab Spring’ started.
The government claimed that it had to enforce its harsh fiscal policy combined with a steep austerity plan as it did not have new income streams to reduce the country’s budget deficit expected to reach TND5.22 billion (US$1.82 billion) at the end of the year. However, it acceded to the introduction of social measures for the poor, to restore peace.
Suggesting to tap Zakat funds as a…
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What is the ruling on working in Conventional Banks and depositing money in them without taking interest on the money?
I had bought some foodstuff which I intended to eat, and it was not my intention to trade in them. A full year or two passed while these foodstuffs were in my possession, as I did not need to consume them. Is there any Zakat due on these foodstuffs?
Imam Muhammad Ibn Al-Hasan Al-Shaybani says, "And it is incumbent on the scholars (to expound to people) whenever something of benefit to people reaches them from those who came before them."...