An Hour and An Hour..

One day, Hanzalah al Usaidi* said to his friend Abu Bakr*: “Abu Bakr, I have become a hypocrite!” “I seek Allah’s protection against the accursed Satan! Why are you saying this?” Abu Bakar was shocked. “I swear by God” Hanzalah continued, “When I am in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ * or when we are listening to the Quran from his mouth, or when he reminds us of Paradise, I feel motivated and energised and inspired! When he reminds us of Hellfire, I feel fear and aim to be extra careful in my actions. But the moment I reach home after the gathering, when I meet my wife and children, or when I go back to work after the gathering, I feel different! I often get busy and forget about the matters of Hereafter. I can’t recognise my own heart anymore!”

Denying Zakat Equals Denying Faith

Malik said that a collector wrote to 'Umar bin Abdul Aziz complaining about a man who refused to pay zakat. 'Umar wrote that he should leave him alone and not take his zakat from him with the other Muslims. When the man heard of this, he felt pained and paid the zakat on his property. The collector then wrote to 'Umar making mention of this fact, and 'Umar bin Abdul Aziz wrote back (asking him) to take his zakat [Refer Muwatta Imam Malik: 1/270]

Using Zakat Money for Purpose of Qurban?

It is not permissible for zakat to be used for the purpose of sponsoring Qurban worship. This includes either buying animals or by sponsoring or giving it directly.. Generally, this is because the wealth of zakat itself has become the right of the poor and the asnaf, which exclusively allocated from the wealth of wealthy people as obligated in Islamic law. It is a special right and has been determined to be acceptable thus it can not be used for the purposes of Qurban worship.

Zakat on Unlawful (Haram) Wealth?

Firstly we should know that Allah commands His believing servants to spend on charity. Ibn Abbas states that this should from the pure, honest money they have earned and from the fruits and vegetables that have been grown for them in the land. Ibn Abbas said: “Allah commanded them to spend from the purest, finest and best types of money, and prohibited them spending from evil and dishonest money because Allah is pure and good and only accepts that which is pure and good.” [Ibn Kathir: 1/630]

The Tale of Three, a Leper, a Bald-Man and a Blind-Man

From a hadith recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari, hadith no. 3464. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Allah willed to test three Israelis who were a leper, a bald-headed man and a blind man.” So, Allah sent them an angel who came to the leper and the Angel said, “What things do you like most?”

Men’s Jewelry is Subject to Zakat

In Islam, men are forbidden to wear jewelry made of gold, silver, or any other substance, except for a plain silver ring which is permissible. Ali bin Abi Talib narrated that (meaning): "The Prophet of Allah [SAW] took hold of some silk in his right hand and some gold in his left, and then he said: 'These two are forbidden for the males of my Ummah (Muslim Nation).'" [Source: Sunan an-Nasa'i no. 5144]. In other hadith, Ibnu Umar narrated that (meaning):...

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.