Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Zakat in Ramadan

Islam is the religion for all humans, in Islam their is a teaching of how to help others Financially and Morally the way which has been describe in Islam to help mankind Financially is known  as Zakat (to help the poor). Zakat is the third pillar of Islam, The system of zakat nisab of zakat on gold and other things is described in Quran and Hadith.

According to Islam, the purpose of zakat is to contribute the money among all poor members of society equally. It helps to avoid concentration of wealth in a few hands. The contribution of Zakat is define in Quran and Ahadith. Zakat is faraz (Obligatory) on every Muslim in the following conditions:
  • If he/she have sufficient amount of Gold.
  • If he/she have extra money.
  • If he/she have any other source of getting extra money including(sheep and fruits garden)
The things which has been described all have a sufficient amount of Zakat, If any Muslim have 360grams of gold he or she has to pay its 40 percent of amount to the poor people of society. There are also rules as to who is eligible for Zakat. In Islam it is describe in Quran and Hadith that who is eligible to collect Zakat, Zakat is collected by only Muslims,it should be given to orphans and poor members of society and to those who can't earn food to survive.

These are some conditions of distributing and collecting Zakat in Islamic Prospective.

1 comment:

Faisal Bashir said...

According to Muslim jurists it is obligatory upon every Muslim, who is free, baligh, sane and who owns wealth equal to the prescribed Scale (Nisab) Through a complete ownership.
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