Zakaat – a Means for Financial Purification

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The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is that of a grain of corn; it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He Pleases. (Qur'aan 2:261) 'Truly, to a happy state shall attain the believers, who humble themselves in their prayer, and who turn way from all that is frivolous, and who fulfil their Zakah duty.' (Quran 23:1-4) Five major elements constitute the foundation … [Read more...]

An Example of Calculation of Zakaat

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A Muslim normally has the following assets and liabilities at the end of the year. Assets 1 House - Total with Household Goods 120 000.00 2 Motor Vehicle 20 000.00 3 Jewellery (Silver and Gold) 5 000.00 4 Precious stones 5 000.00 5 Fixtures and Fittings 20 000.00 6 Stock in trade 75 000.00 7 Debtors - people owing him money 10 000.00 8 Shares in Public … [Read more...]

For Friends…

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Muhabbat! Love and affection! Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has said that he desires no service for his progeny. His only desire is that we love them. "Say thou: No reward do I ask of you for this save affection in respect of kinship." S.42 A.23 Love (muhabbat) is an elevated and noble quality. It springs from the heart. True muhabbat has its source in the central depths of the heart, in the very core of the heart. True muhabbat … [Read more...]

Third Pillar of Islam – by Shaykh Abul-Hasan Ali Nadwi [ra]

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By Shaykh Abul-Hasan Ali Nadwi [ra] 'But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then they are your brethren in religion.' (-ix:11) … [Read more...]

Wealth and Society – Shaykh Abul-Hasan [ra]

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Shaykh Abul-Hasan Ali Nadwi [ra] Zakat, which Islam has enjoined upon Muslims, marks the lowest limit of the expression of human sympathy, kindness and compassion. It is a duty, the disregard or violation of which is not in any circumstances tolerable to God. The Shariah is emphatic in its insistence upon its observance. It has prescribed it as an essential requirement of Faith for Muslims. But it they repent and establish worship and pay … [Read more...]