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Zakah - The Investment With the Best Returns

Zakah - The Best Investment With the Best Returns

Allah favors some people with more wealth than others; it’s as much a test as a blessing. What you do with that excess wealth determines your success in this world and the hereafter. When you give zakah to the needy, you realize that your money isn’t your…

Forgot Zakat Al-Fitr: What to Do?

Forgot Zakat Al-Fitr: What to Do?

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 thsi fatwa: Forgetting Zakat al-Fitr does not justify neglecting it, as a Muslim would not be blamed for what he or she forgot. So, you …

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 …

Can I Give Zakat al-Fitr in Cash?

Can I Give Zakat al-Fitr in Cash?

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- The majority of scholars said that we should give Zakat al-Fitr in the form of food. 2- Imam Abu Hanifa and some other scholars …

Who is Zakat Given to? These 2 Are the Most Important

Who is Zakat Given to? These 2 Are the Most Important

Who is zakat given to? Allah explicitly mentions eight categories of zakat and these are found in the Quran in chapter 9. These eight categories are essentially the only categories that zakat can be given to. 1-2- Sadaqah or charity is given to the fakir and the miskeen.

Can I Pay Zakat Al-Fitr on Behalf of the Dead

Can I Pay Zakat Al-Fitr on Behalf of the Dead?

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: Zakat Al-Fitr is obligatory on all Muslims who are alive when the sun sets on the night of Eid. It is …

What Is the Difference between Zakat al-Fitr and Zakat al-Mal?

What Is the Difference between Zakat al-Fitr and Zakat al-Mal?

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-mal is related to the saved money, whereas zakat al-fitr is paid by the head of the household on behalf of the family members. 2- …

Can I Pay Zakah to Fund Collective Iftars?

Can I Pay Zakah to Fund Collective Iftars?

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 …

Reflections on Zakat, Third Pillar of Islam

Reflections on Zakat, the Third Pillar of Islam

I remember everything that everyone ever said to me… Nobody ever mentioned anything about “Zakat”. In Islam, it’s usually not put this way, but isn’t “Zakat” one of the “Five Pillars”? Isn’t it listed before “fasting” and “pilgrimage”?



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