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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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Ramadan – Season of virtuous deeds

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Ramadan - Season of virtuous deeds - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Verily all praise is due to Allah; we praise Him and seek His help and guidance; we ask Him for forgiveness and we repent to Him. We believe in Him and put our trust in Him, and we praise Him by attributing all good to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our bad deeds. Whoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whoever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Zakat – Consolation and Growth, not an Imposition or Burden

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Zakat - Consolation and Growth, not an Imposition or Burden - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Verily all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and guidance; we ask Him for forgiveness and we repent to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our bad deeds. Whoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whomever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. He enjoined Zakat upon 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 ...

Ramadan : Pay your zakat to needy

Zakat can only be distributed to the eight eligible beneficiaries mentioned in the Quran, which are: 1.  The poor - those without any means of livelihood and material possessions 2.  The needy- those without sufficient means of livelihood to meet their basic necessities 3.  The administrators – those who actively collect zakat 4.  The sympathisers - those who are inclined to enter or have already converted to Islam 5.  To free those held captive  6.  Those who are in debt 7.  For the cause of Allah 8.  Those who are stranded during a journey Also Read : http://navedz.com/2010/08/31/ramadan-zakat-the-8-recipients/ Read more ...

What Made the Companions Special!

What Made the Companions Special! In a report by Abdullah bin 'Amr bin 'Aas (radiAllahu ‘anhu), he related that a woman came to the Messenger of Allah with her daughter. On the daughter’s wrist were two heavy gold bracelets. The Messenger asked her, “Do you pay Zakat on this?” She replied, “No.” The Messenger said: “Would it please you that Allah will encircle you with two bracelets of fire?” The reporter commented that she took them off and threw them down in front of the Messenger, and said: “They are for Allah and his Messenger.” [Recorded in Ahmed, Tirmidhi] Think about this for a second – fiqh of zakat aside. Imagine, if you Read more ...