Give Zakat to this eight categories of people

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Allah has explained clearly, there are eight categories on which Zakat must be spent. He states that this is a duty imposed by Allah and that it is based on knowledge and wisdom. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “As-Sadaqaat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqaraa’ (poor), and […]

Difference between zakaah and taxes

Zakaah is one of the pillars of Islam. In Islam, it comes after the twin testimony of faith (ash-shahaadatayn) and prayer in importance. The fact that it is obligatory is proven by the Qur’an and Sunnah, and by the consensus of Muslim scholars. As for the taxes that are determined and imposed by the state […]

The difference between zakaah and sadaqah

Zakaah in Arabic means growth, blessing and purification. Sadaqah comes from the word sidq (sincerity), i.e. it is a sign of sincerity of faith on the part of the person who gives it. With regard to the shar’i definition: Zakaah means worshipping Allaah by giving that which He has enjoined of different kinds of zakaah […]