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...
The institution of Zakat has paramount importance in maintaining social justice and economic equilibrium. Zakat or spending wealth on the poor is more than just a virtuous religious deed. By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi It is important to understand the...

Do We Owe It?

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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...
Q. How was the rate of 2.5 per cent fixed as the rate of zakah? I feel that it is too small. Moreover, a millionaire who pays 2. 5 per cent will remain a millionaire after the payment of...

Spending Zakat

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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...

Non-Payment of Zakat

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Q: People everywhere try to reduce their tax payments. Whenever they have a chance to make some tax-free earnings, they would not hesitate to take it. This is due to the importance of money in our lives. Sometimes people...
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’...
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...