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8 recipients of zakaat

Can we use Zakaat Money to Finish the Construction of a Masjid??

In the Name of Allaah... Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have Mercy on him) was asked about using zakaat money to finish building a masjid that is almost completed, and its construction may be halted (due to lack of funding). He replied: What is well-known to the scholars, and it is the position of the vast majority of them, so it can be considered like ijmaa' (scholarly consensus) of the scholars of the early As-Salaf As-Saalih, is that zakaat is not to be used for building Masjids, buying books, or the likes. It may only be distributed to the eight kinds of recipients who are mentioned in the verse in Surah At-Tawbah [verse# 60], and Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Hayya alas Salah, Hayya alal Falaah

Hayya alas Salah, Hayya alal Falaah Come to prayer, Come to success. Five times a day, at any nook and cranny at any given time of the day, these phrases are echoed all over the world. Come to success. It’s the call people yearn for, what one would spend hundreds of dirhams or riyals or dollars-to just attain the benefits of success in this life. Self-help books, tapes, online programs, all so that you can become that entrepreneur of the year, the startling businesswoman, just so that your future is shaped. Little do they know, however, that the secret to this success was exposed to us more than 1400 years ago. May Allah purify our intentions, Read more ...