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Ramadan : Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr)

Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr) Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) narrated: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory the payment of one Sa' (approx 2.6 Kg) of dates or one Sa' of barley as zakatul-fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old; and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer 'Eid prayer." [Bukhari, 1503] Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) said: "The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as sadaqatul-fitr." The people then substituted one-half Sa' of wheat for that. Read more ...
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Do Not Advertise Your Generosity

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful In the world of social media, a disease that has plagued us is showing off (this is riyaa'). We do one good deed and it seems we must take its picture and announce to the world. We shoot a video and share it on Facebook or tweet about it or upload on Youtube with the intent to gather the most appreciations in forms of comments, likes and reshares. Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) says in the Quran, "By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc., it means here Allah's Reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend (in Allah's Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you Read more ...

Dignity, not Charity

One day, a man from Madinah approached the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) for help, and the Prophet asked whether he had any possessions in his house. He (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) asked the man to bring the cloth and bowl which he owned, then sold them to one of his companions for two dirhams. The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) told the man to spend one dirham on food for his family, and use the other to buy an axe – then he instructed him to “go and gather firewood, I do not want to see you for a fortnight.” By gathering wood and selling it, the man made ten dirhams, which he used to buy food and clothes for his family Read more ...

Every Soul Shall Taste Death

“The eyes surely tear, and the heart is surely in pain, but (with my tongue) I will only say that which is pleasing to Allah, and we are indeed sad at being separated from you, O Ibrahim.” — Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), upon losing his child Ibrahim at 2 years old. Almighty Lord Allah (Subhanahu Ta 'ala - exalted is He) says in the Quran: "Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things. Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;" [Surah Al-Mulk, 67:1-2] Every one of us has to die. In this regard Allah mentioned Read more ...

Begging is Permissible till one gets what will support life

Qabisa b. Mukhariq al-Hilali narrates that: "I was under debt and I came to the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and begged from him regarding it. He said: 'Wait till we receive Sadaqah, so that we order that to be given to you.' He again said: 'Qabisa, begging is not permissible but for one of the three (classes) of persons: one who has incurred debt, for him begging is permissible till he pays that off, after which he must stop it; a man whose property has been destroyed by a calamity which has smitten him, for him begging is permissible till he gets what will support life, or will provide him reasonable subsistence; and a person Read more ...

Ramadan : The Merits of Sadaqah

Allah says in the Quran, "Take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it, and invoke Allah for them. Verily! Your invocations are a source of security for them, and Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower." [Surah Al-Tawbah, 9:103] What is Sadaqah? Sadaqah is derived from the word “sidq” which means sincerity. Sadaqah is voluntary charity; any action that has a good intention behind it is considered to be sadaqah. Sadaqah along with Zakat, helps bring about growth, increase blessings, prosperity, purity, compensation, reward, preservation of wealth and warding off evil and problems from it, by Allah's leave. Read more ...

The Institution of Zakat

The institution of Zakat works to fulfill the basic needs of the Muslim community. It strikes a balance between the economics of socialism and its call for equal distribution, and that of capitalism and how it concentrates wealth into the hands of the elite. Zakat is not simply regarded as a tax, it is an act of worship which may be described as financial worship. Failure to properly discharge the obligation is a sin that incurs Allah's wrath and is a cause for the loss of divine protection over one's assets. It is also regarded as a factor that may justify punishment in the afterlife. For Muslims, this is part of the belief system that denies Read more ...

His Best Camel, given in Charity…

I would like to share this short Story with you which was narrated by Dr. Saleh as-Saleh. The Dr. Saleh began: “Do you want hear this real story which took place here about a hundred years ago. (In Saudi) Tayib. This is real! This is real!” He continued: “Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem. This story took place here about hundred years ago and it was also broadcasted on the radio stations. It is about a man call Ibn Jad’aan. He (Ibn Jad’aan) said how during Spring times he used to go out. He would see good and healthy fat camels and their udders filled to the extent of almost exploding. Whenever the little offspring (i.e. the calf) came close Read more ...

‘When you smile to your brother’s face’

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "When you smile to your brother's face, it is charity." This is an authentic hadith. It is related in Sunan al-Tirmidhi (1879) and al-Tirmidhi declared it to be good. It is also related in Sahih Ibn Hibban (475 & 530) and Musnad al-Bazzar. A man called his friend on the phone thousands of miles away. He said: "So I can be sure of your feelings, I want you to give me smile. And his friend really did smile – a genuine smile from the heart – and the effects of his smile could be heard in his voice while he spoke to his friend overseas. This made the man happy – that someone would smile upon a suggestion, Read more ...

Keep giving Sadaqah or else…

Sadaqah or voluntary charity has been recommended upon Muslims as a means to thank Allah and protect themselves from unexpected problems. It also helps the society by providing help to the needy and putting piety in the heart of the people who give charity. Coming back to the topic, here are some Hadith's on Sadaqah: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) also said: “If one gives sadaqah as equal as one date-fruit from the honestly earned money, and Allah accepts only the honestly earned money, Allah takes it in His right (hand) and then enlarges its reward for that person (who has given it), as anyone of you brings up his baby horse, so much Read more ...