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Objective of Zakāh


The objective of zakāh can be determined from its very name. The root of the word zakāh in Arabic has two meanings: “purity” and “growth”. It thus means the wealth given in the way of Allah to obtain purity of… Read More ...

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The Sharī‘ah of Worship Rituals (1/2)


The objective of Islam is purification of the soul. Attainment of excellence in this purification relies on a person’s relationship of servitude with the Almighty. The stronger this relationship, the greater a person is able to achieve purification both in… Read More ...

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Zakāh cannot be given to Non-Muslims


Some people are of the view that zakāh cannot be spent on Non-Muslims. This view is not correct.
The following Qur’ānic verse spells out the heads under which zakāh can be expended:

إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاء وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا… Read More ...

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Sharī‘ah of Zakāh


Irrespective of the differences of the jurists in understanding the concept of zakāh, if the details of this directive which have reached us through the consensus of the Companions of the Prophet (sws) and their practical adherence, and which now… Read More ...

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The Sharī‘ah of Worship Rituals (2/2)


The objective of Islam is purification of the soul. Attainment of excellence in this purification relies on a person’s relationship of servitude with the Almighty. The stronger this relationship, the greater a person is able to achieve purification both in… Read More ...

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