Conditions of Zakaat Scholars have established specific conditions or requirements for Zakat to be incumbent on the individual. Some of these conditions are related to the person that pays the Zakat and others to the property itself. Islam Zakah is only incumbent on Muslims. This is because it is one of the pillars of Islam. […]
Zakaat – Spiritual Growth and Purification Linguistically, the word Zakah means purity and growth. Allah says, “Take from their wealth a sadaqah, in order to purify them and sanctify them (with it).” As an Islamic term, zakah is an, ordained right to specific wealth from a specific group at a specific time to achieve Allah’s […]
Zakaat – a Means for Financial Purification ‘Truly, to a happy state shall attain the believers, who humble themselves in their prayer, and who turn way from all that is frivolous, and who fulfil their Zakah duty.’ (Quran 23:1-4) In reference to Zakah and other types of charity, Allah says in the Qur’an: “Take a […]
Recipients of Zakaat Now that we understand zakah, and its various conditions and calculation, we must now learn who it is payable to. Those who are entitled to receive zakah are grouped into eight categories, as determined by the Qur’an and Sunnah. Allah says, “Sadaqat are only for the poor who do not beg and […]
Holdings Subject to Zakaat Gold and Silver In the past, paper currency was not known, and people used to barter using commodities. This is a completely impractical and ineffective method in large communities. People graduated in their types of transactions until they had settled on using gold and silver. When Allah sent His Messenger, people were […]
How should I Calculate Zakaat? The amount of wealth which makes one liable for Zakat is called Nisab. The payment of Zakat is compulsory on the excess wealth which is equal to or exceeds the value of Nisab, and which is possessed for a full Islamic year. If such wealth decreases during the course of the […]
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