Understanding Zakat.

Allah, the Almighty, prescribed Zakat on all Muslims and made it one of the five pillars of Islam. He says, "and establish prayer and give Zakat" [Al-Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 110]. The Prophet also said, "Islam is based on (the following) five (pillars): to testify that there is no deity save Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger, offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers, pay Zakat (obligatory charity), perform Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) and observe fast during the month of Ramadan."...

Zakat News: The World Zakat Forum 2018 Resolutions.

The Secretary-General of the World Zakat Forum, Prof. Dr Bambang Sudibyo delivered Melaka Resolution 2018 in front of 300 participants from 28 countries on the last day of the WZF conference in Melaka, Malaysia on Thursday (6 December 2018). As a platform for the global zakat movement, the World Zakat Forum (WZF) has a role to increase the accountability of zakat management and cooperation in an effort to improve people's welfare, including combating poverty....

Payment of Zakat

The prompt payment of Zakat is compulsory when the means are available, and it is not permissible to postpone its payment except in cases of necessity e.g. if the money is in a country that is far away, or the person is serving a jail term etc. Evidence for the prompt payment of Zakat is in Quran (which mean): “…but pay the due thereof on the day of its harvest” (Al-An’am: 141), “…and give Zakat” (An-Nur: 56); (a Qur’anic order), as an order necessitates prompt compliance....

Can Rich People Receive Zakat?

Abu Daud and Nasai 'narrated that two men came to the Messenger of Allah while performing Hajj wida' when he was distributing the zakat. Both then asked for their share from the Messenger of Allah. They said, he looked at our face and observed from top to bottom. He saw us both as a strong man then told him, "if you wanted me to give you zakat I will give it, but no zakat for the rich and those who are still strong for work."

Amil (Zakat Managers) Among Non-Muslims?

Amil or those who involved with the administration of zakat need to have the criteria and some kind of quality, among them, are; a mukallaf (religiously responsible), healthy body and knowledgeable about zakat matters. Amil is one of the asnaf which has been agreed upon without the dispute between ulama' (scholars) because the Quranic verse has clearly stated....