Ramadan-Zakath

The ultimate purpose of giving Zakat is to create self-sufficient people who could, in future, move from being Zakat-takers to Zakat-givers. This needs more than just your money – it needs your time and commitment. By Abdul Rahim Islam, as a complete way of life, mandates Ibaadat (worship) of Allah through several means – but […]

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Zakat is not only an important pillar of Islam, but also an expression of gratitude and love  for Allah. By Hafiz Asadullah Khan One day, a very wealthy man was walking on the road. Along the way, he saw a beggar on the sidewalk. The rich man looked kindly at the beggar and asked him why he […]

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Q. Can a Muslim spend from Zakat for paying the school fees and for books for those who cannot afford to pay, medical treatment of the poor, maintenance of schools where almost all the students are from poor Muslim families, meeting marriage expenses, expenses incurred in connection with distributing books and literature conveying message of […]

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Since the month of Ramadan is the month of blessings, the month of forgiveness, the month of doing all the good deeds, people try to give their zakat in the month of Ramadan. The word Zakat means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth’. Our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need, and, […]

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Zakat is paid on the surplus of wealth which is left over after the passage of a year (Lunar Year). It is thus a payment on the accumulated wealth, leaving our animal and agricultural yield. Zakat is paid at almost a uniform rate of 2 1/2%. The minimum standard of surplus of wealth over which […]

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