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Who Should Receive Zakat Al-Fitr?

Who Should Receive Zakat Al-Fitr?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi 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 can be paid to the poor or the needy or all of the categories of those to whom …

7 FAQs About Zakat al-Fitr

7 FAQs About Zakat al-Fitr

Zakat al-Fitr is one of the unique rituals associated with the day of `Eid al-Fitr. It is a beautiful worship meant to help the poor share the joy and happiness of `Eid and to purify the believers. As we are approaching `Eid, you may be interested to know the answer for the following 7 common questions: …

Laylat al-Qadr

How Can a Menstruating Woman Observe Laylat al-Qadr?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi 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: 1- During their menses, women can read the Qur’an and make dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and duaa’(supplication), though they are forbidden from fasting, …

Ramadan's Special Charity

What Is The Logic Behind Ramadan's Special Charity?

Short Answer: Its role is to purify the hearts of the givers of zakah from greed for money and clinging to it too much. It frees them from being enslaved by money and worldly things, and makes them realize their position in the universe as the servants of Allah, not the servants of money. It is a …

Can Zakat al-Fitr Be Paid in Cash?

Can Zakat al-Fitr Be Paid in Cash?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi 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 can be paid in cash if cash is better from the point of view of the recipient poor. In …

What Are the Rules and Significance Zakat Al-Fitr

What Are the Rules and Significance of Zakat Al-Fitr?

Wa`alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi 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: 1- Zakat Al-Fitr is incumbent on every free Muslim who possesses one Sa` (2.176 kilograms or 4.797 pounds) of dates or barley which is not needed as a basic food …

Zakat al-Fitr

Can Zakat al-Fitr Be Waived with the Passage of Time?

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: 1- It is haram to delay Zakat al-Fitr until after the day of `Eid, unless there is a valid excuse, such as not having access to one’s …

Can Women Perform Itikaf at Home?

Can Women Perform Itikaf at Home?

Wa `alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi 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: 1- Women can perform itikaf in the mosque, as the mosque is the best place for devotion to worship and remembrance of …

What Is the Significance of Itikaf?

What Is the Significance of Itikaf?

Wa`alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi 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: 1- The idea behind itikaf is to exhort Muslims to devote themselves exclusively to prayer and devotion at least for a few days during the year in …



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