Administration Of Waqf In Malaysia

The waqf (i.e. wakaf / awqaf) institution is a permanent charity in the Islamic system. Waqf is an Islamic economic tool that can enhance and enhance the socio-political of the ummah. The famous waqf is the waqf of land and waqf of money (cash). The waqf of land is very familiar in society, most of its main goals for individuals or institutions donating land for waqf are for education and Religion. Waqf of money is also a tool to improve the social economy of the ummah. Cash waqf is a form of certificate that will be offered to individuals or institutions as a way of earning money for planned projects.

The Legal Status and Virtue of Earning a Livelihood (Kitab Al-Kasb Part. 2)

Thereupon Prophet Muhammad commences his book with his statement, “The seeking of livelihood is obligatory on every Muslim, just as the seeking of knowledge is obligatory.” This phrasing is narrated by Ibn Mas’ud, from the Messenger of Allah, who said, “The seeking of livelihood is obligatory on every Muslim.” In other narration, he said, “The seeking of livelihood after the prescribed prayers is the obligation after the obligation” [Narrated by al-Tabarani in Mu’jam al-Kabir and by al-Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra]. And he also said, “The seeking of the lawful is like the battling of the warriors, and whosoever retires in the evening in weariness out of seeking the lawful retires in it as a person who is forgiven” [Sources: Al-Suyuti in al-Jami’ al-Kabir].

Zakat on Rented Land?

Based on one view, zakat is obligated on land and its output when land is rented to the farmer for a given amount of money or any commodity. It (the 10% or 5%) becomes due from the owner, according to Abu Hanifah. He argues that zakat, though usually collected from the output, is, in fact, a levy on the land. In renting, the land remains owned by the owner and not by the user, and since zakat is a charge on the land, similar to kharaj (a type of individual Islamic tax on agricultural land), it is the owner’s responsibility to pay it. Renting is like farming, a sort of increase in the land, and out of this increase zakat is paid [Refers Al-Mughni and Fathul Qadir] While, from another view, which the opinion of the majority is that zakat is changed to the renter on the grounds that zakat is a levy on the output and not on the land. Consequently, the owner of the output is responsible for zakat. It becomes obvious to us, along with Ibn Rushd, that there is a difference in the concept of zakat.

A Thief in The Poor’s House

A burglar scaled the wall of Malik ibn Dinar's house one night and easily managed to get inside. Once inside the house, the thief was disappointed to see that there was nothing inside actually worth stealing. The owner of the home was inside at the time, he was busy performing prayer. Realizing that he was not alone, Malik quickly ended his prayer and turned around to face the thief...

The Prophet’s Cloak

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing upon him) was, during the most part of his life, not a rich man. He did not live in a mansion. He did not have a closet full of dazzling clothes. In fact, some of his clothes even had patches on them to cover the holes that have appeared.

Mengeluh Menambah Musibah

Satu nasihat kepada orang yang ditimpa musibah adalah untuk menyedari bahawa sifat keluh kesah bukanlah dapat menyelesaikan masalah yang dihadapi, bahkan akan melipat gandakan musibah yang ada. Di samping itu dia hendaklah menyedari bahawa jika ia berkeluh kesah akan membuatkan musuh-musuhnya merasa gembira, begitu juga syaitan-syaitan akan segera menggodanya, dan sekiranya tidak dibendung, Allah akan murka kepadanya bahkan pahalanya mungkin akan terhapus.

The Linguistic Meaning of ‘Earning’ (Kitab Al-Kasb No. 1)

‘Earning’ in the convention of the lexicologists is the obtaining of wealth by (legally) permissible means, but the word, in fact, is used to refer to (obtaining wealth) by both permissible and impermissible means (Abu Ghuddah, p. 70). Allah has made it obligatory for the servants to work to earn their livelihood so that they can thereby be assisted to render obedience to Allah, for Allah has said in the Quran...

Sharing is a Great Source of Getting God’s Blessings

There is one story about Prophet Muhammad with his companions which is narrated by Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him). Abu Huraira said: "By Allah except Whom none has the right to-be worshipped, (sometimes) I used to lay (sleep) on the ground on my liver (abdomen) because of hunger, and (sometimes) I used to bind a stone over my belly because of hunger.