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Who Can Receive Zakah

Who is Eligible to Receive Zakah Sadaqah is a general charity that can be voluntarily given to anyone you feel deserves it, whether they are Muslim or non-Muslim, and for whatever purpose they need it. However, Zakah, in Islam is not a charity as such but a right that the poor…

How To Work Out Zakah

How to Work out Zakah The information provided for this guide is high level and you are requested to consult more specialist resources, or scholars for details on how much to pay on what types of wealth, for your particular circumstances. As a general guide you need to pay Zakah…

Reward for Zakah

Rewards for giving Zakah The payment of Zakah removes an obligation upon a Muslim and purifies his wealth. Giving Zakah is an act of righteousness and helps the poor and the needy of Muslim Ummah, community. Zakah purifies your wealth as Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has said: "Take Sadaqah (alms) from…

How Much is Zakah

How Much is Zakah? To determine how much the Zakah is due we need to determine upon what it is due, and the rates involved. Zakah is obligatory upon every Muslim male or female, irrespective of age, in possession of wealth in excess of a Nisab, mimimum, level of wealth, which…

Obligation of Zakah

Obligation of Zakah The importance of Zakah is emphasised to such a degree in Islam that Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) mentions it with Salah, the prayer in 30 verses of the Quran. Zakagh is an obligatory pillar of Islam and it was first revealed in Surah Al Muzzamil where Allah…

Pillar 3 - Zakah

What is Zakah? Zakah (Arabic: زكاة‎) sometimes aglicized as Zakaah, Zakat or Zakāt, also known as "alms giving" or Poor Due, is the third pillar of Islam.  Zakah literally means "to be clear, to grow, to increase." It comes from the root letters za, kaf, ya. It is associated with cleansing, purity,…
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