Category: Zakat

Small Towns Face Rising Suicide Rates .

The New York Times

Nov 3, 2015 – Small Towns Face Rising Suicide Rates. By LAURA BEIL NOV. 3, 2015… Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times … Rural adolescents commit suicide at roughly twice the rate of their urban peers, according to a study …


“never give up hope of Allah’s Mercy. Certainly no one despairs of Allah’s Mercy, except the people who disbelieve.” more: yusuf 87

Joy Sun: Should you donate differently?

“Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”(Qur’aan: 2.274).
“And make not over your property, which Allah has made a (means of) support for you, to the weak of understanding, and maintain them out of it, and clothe them and give them a good education”(Qur’an:4:5).

Zakaat: Solution for Poverty

 more zakattv  One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to God (Allaah), and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. The word Zakat means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth’. Our possessions are…

Zakaat & Zakaat-ul-Fitr

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Zakat is mentioned together with Salah in eighty two (82) verses of the Qur’an. Allah says: “And perform Salah and give Zakat.” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Islam is…

Zakat ul-Fitr

Zakat ul-fitr is a type of sadaqah which must be paid by every Muslim, young and old, male and female, free and slave, at the end of the month of fasting (Ramadan). Al-Bukhari and Muslim relate from Ibn ‘Umar that…

Nisab for Zakat (Video)

NNarrated Abu Said:
Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, “No Zakat is due on property mounting to less than five Uqiyas (of silver), and no Zakat is due on less than five camels, and there is no Zakat on less than five Wasqs.” (A Wasqs equals 60 Sa’s) & (1 Sa=3 K gms App.)

Zakaatul-maal & Zakaatul-FITR

   Zakaatul-maal Literally, Zakaat means, Blessing, purification, increase and goodness. The soul of one who gives Zakaat is blessed and so is his/er wealth. Technically Zakaat is defined as: “A determined portion taken from wealth and allocated to   those…

Islam and Money

Islam and money ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images Indonesian mosque officials count donations for the upkeep of the Jami Roudhotul Falah mosque following Friday prayers in central Jakarta. Apart from the voluntary donations, Muslims practice “zakat,: where a percentage of their annual…

The Concept of Charity in Islam

Charity,  preached by every religion of the world,  is a way of bringing justice to society. And justice is the essence of religion. Islam has therefore made charity, that is, zakat,  obligatory and binding upon all those  who embrace the faith; it  has been made…