The Connection Between Zakat and The Economic System (Social Security)

......As zakat is a means of money passing from the hands of one person to another, who may benefit from it and dispose of it, and this is regulated by the general principles that are derived from the Qur’an and Hadith, we may say that in this sense zakat is indeed a part of the Islamic economic system; there are texts which explain the kinds of wealth on which zakat is to be paid and the amounts due, and those to whom zakat may be given, and how it is to be paid. All that is well known. [Find your answer here......]

Kitab Al-Kasb Series (Part 28): Matters by Which the Bodies of the Children of Adam are Supported.

Allah Most High has created the children of Prophet Adam as creatures whose bodies do not endure except by four things, namely food, drink, clothing, and shelter, which is dwelling. As for food, Allah Most High says, "We did not give them bodies that ate no food, and they were not immortals" [Al-Quran, Surah Al-Anbiya', verse 8]......

Who are The People Entitled to Receive Zakat?

Zakat is to be paid to the eight categories mentioned in the Saying of Allah: Which means: "Zakat expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakat] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler - an obligation [imposed] by Allah . And Allah is Knowing and Wise." [Al-Quran, Surah At-Tawbah, verse 60]....

Zakat, Sadaqah: Zakat

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Asalamualaykum brothers and sisters! Today we are going to be talking about Zakat. When I say Zakat, the immidiate thought is ‘money’ because when you give zakat, you give money. Am I right or am I right? But the question is, why do we give is zakat? Well, the answer to that question is right over here! And a couple of other questions…

Zakat is one of the major religious duties in Islam. Literally, zakat means to “purify”. It refers to the purification of a believers’ wealth and soul. Wealth purification denotes the mobilization of assets for the purpose of financial growth and justified distribution. Purification of the soul implies freedom from hatred, jealousy, selfishness, uneasiness and greed. Other Quranic connotations also include the purification of sin.

In a way, you are right when you say that Zakat is giving money. But, you are wrong as well. Zakat is…

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Short Writing about Harmonious Country

It is the dream of everyone to live in a harmonious country regardless of religion. Muslims must have noble values and live in mutual respect; assisting and cooperating with each other, not cruelly oppressing and violating the rights of others, not being jealous and inviting hostility and arguments among themselves and with others of different race and religion. This is depicted of Muslims who should be an example for non-Muslims in the country....