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Monday, April 18, 2011

What is Zakah

What is Zakah ?

        Zakah is the third
obligation of Islam, every Muslim whose
finances are above a certain specified minimum must pay 2.5 per cent of his cash
balance annually to a deserving fellow-being, a new convert to Islam, a traveler
or a person with debts. This is the minimum. The more you pay, the greater the
reward that Allah will bestow on you.

The money that we pay as Zakah is not something
Allah needs or receives. He is above any want and desire. He, in His benign
Mercy, promises us manifold rewards if we help our brethren. But there is one
basic condition for being thus rewarded: when we pay in the name of Allah, we
shall neither expect nor demand any worldly gains from the beneficiaries nor aim
at becoming known as philanthropists.

Zakah is as basic to Islam as other forms of
‘Ibadah: Salah (prayer) and Sawm (fasting). Its fundamental importance lies in
the fact that it fosters in us the quality of sacrifice and rids us of
selfishness. Islam accepts within its fold only those who are ready to give away
in God's way some of their hard-earned wealth willingly and without any temporal
or personal gain. It has nothing to do with misers. A true Muslim will, when the
call comes, sacrifice all his belongings in the way of Allah, for Zakah has
already trained him to do so.
Muslim society has much to gain from the
institution of Zakah. It is the bounden duty of every well-to-do Muslim to help
his lowly-placed, poor brethren. His wealth is not to be spent solely for his
own comfort and luxury -there are rightful claimants on his wealth, and they are
the nation's widows and orphans, the poor and the invalid; those who have the
ability but lack the means to get useful employment and those who have the
talent but not the money to acquire knowledge and become useful members of the
community. He who does not recognize the call on his wealth of such members of
his own community is indeed cruel. For there could be no greater cruelty than to
fill one's own coffers while others die of hunger or suffer the agonies of
unemployment. Islam is a sworn enemy of selfishness, greed and acquisitiveness.
Disbelievers, devoid of sentiments of universal love, know only how to preserve
wealth and to add to it by lending it out on interest. Islam's teachings are the
antithesis of this attitude. Here one shares one's wealth with others and helps
them stand on their own feet and become productive members of society.

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