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Understanding the Wisdom Behind Zakat al-Fitr

Understanding the Wisdom Behind Zakat al-Fitr

Zakat al-Fitr helps to cultivate among the members of society the habit of giving. This is another reason why the obligation of paying this form of charity is connected with each and every capable individual, regardless of how much wealth that person has.

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Giving the Price of Zakat al-Fitr to Charitable Organizations: Allowed?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is permissible to give the price (of zakat al-fitr) at the beginning of the month to an agent who will buy (zakat al-fitr) and …

Is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory on a Poor Person and His Family

Is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory on a Poor Person and His Family?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Zakat Al-Fitr is obligatory on every Muslim, whether male or female, minor or adult as long as he/she has the means to do so. With regard …

8 Things You should Know about Zakat al-Fitr

8 Things You Should Know About Zakat Al-Fitr

Zakat al-fitr purifies the fasting body. It’s aimed to purify the fasting Muslim from all his minor mistakes, and mischiefs that he might have committed during the fasting month while fasting. It also aims to provide for the needy, during the festive season of ‘eid al-fitr.

What You Need To Do Before Ramadan Ends

What You Need To Do Before Ramadan Ends

When we finish off Ramadan, we should finish off on the note of repentance. Why? Because it is repentance that is the most important factor that Allah accepts that we have turned to Him, that Allah forgives our sins, that perhaps any shortcoming that…

American Muslim Investors to Donate $5.6 Million to Charity

VIRGINIA – A Virginia-based faith-based registered investment advisor announced Wednesday that its Muslim clients are expected to donate approximately $5.6 million to charity during the holy month of Ramadan. “We are once again proud to help our clients fulfill their religious obligations and are gratified to facilitate the donation of more than $5.6 million to those …

Paying Zakah to Fund Collective Iftars

Paying Zakah to Fund Collective Iftars: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is not permissible to pay the Zakah or Zakat al-Fitr to organize collective iftars. Answering your question, Dr Khaled Hanafi, Head of the Fatwa Committee …

London Mosque Accepts Zakah in Bitcoins

LONDON – A London local mosque has announced it would be accepting Zakah and Sadaqa money in cryptocurrencies, becoming the first in the UK to take this approach. “So that’s when the conversation at the mosque started. We soon realized this was relatively uncharted water,” Erkin Guney, chairman of the Masjid Ramadan or Shacklewell Lane …

Are Savings From Salary Due to Zakah

Is Zakah Applicable to Salary Savings?

In case if a person saves some money from his salary each month and at a time it reaches the amount of Nisab for Zakah, how will be Zakah calculated in it?

Zakah on Salaries

Zakah on Salaries: A Must?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.  In this fatwa: According to the majority of Muslim scholars, salaries are not subject to Zakah, because the passage of one full lunar year from the day one acquires a nisab is …



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