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Wednesday, 28 February 2024 05:38

The Most Unfortunate Person

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Fasting is a great pillar of Islam. The person who does not fast in the month of Ramadhaan without a valid excuse commits a major sin.

Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who misses a single fast in the month of Ramadhaan without a concession (from the side of Shari’ah) or illness, he will not be able to compensate for (the blessing of) that one day even if he fasts for the rest of his life.” [1]

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 09:15


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The fast of Ramadhaan was made fardh (obligatory) upon the Ummah in the 2nd year after hijrah. [1] Allah Ta‘ala says in the Quraan Majeed:

يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ آمَنُوْا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِيْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُوْنَ

 “Fasting has been ordained upon you as it was ordained upon those before you so that you may attain taqwa.” [2]

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to stay in the home of Hazrat Abu Ayyoob Ansaari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), then Hazrat Abu Ayyoob (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) insisted that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) reside on the upper floor of the home while he and his family would reside on the lower floor.

However, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) felt that since he would be receiving visitors all the time, if Hazrat Abu Ayyoob (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and his family resided on the lower floor, then they would be inconvenienced by the constant arrival of visitors. It was for this reason that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not agree to reside on the upper floor, but rather preferred staying on the lower floor.

Tuesday, 13 February 2024 05:12

Pertinent Masaa’il Relating to Zakaat – Part Three

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7. Ensure that you do not give less than the amount that is obligatory upon you. If you give more, it will be better. [1]

8. Zakaat is payable upon the expiry of one lunar year from the time one becomes the owner of nisaab (the minimum amount of wealth upon which zakaat is compulsory). Hence, one should calculate the zakaat upon one’s zakaat date. [2]

9. From the zakaat date, Shari’ah gives one a complete year to discharge the zakaat. Hence, one should ensure that he discharges his zakaat before the next year’s zakaat date. If any zakaat is outstanding, until the next year’s zakaat date arrives, one will be sinful for delaying in discharging the zakaat. [3]

Sunday, 11 February 2024 09:47

Tubba’, the King of Yemen, Passing Madinah Munawwarah

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It is mentioned that when Tubba’, the King of Yemen, had passed by the land of Madinah Munawwarah (long before the blessed era of Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam]), he was accompanied by four hundred Ulama of the Tauraah. On seeing the land of Madinah Munawwarah, all the Ulama addressed the king and presented the following request to him saying, “Please permit us to settle down in this land.”

When the king enquired the reason for them wishing to settle in this land, they replied, “We find it written in the scriptures of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) that towards the end of time, a Nabi will be born. His name will be Muhammed, and this region will be his Daar-ul-Hijrah (the place to which he will migrate and settle).”

Tuesday, 06 February 2024 05:32

Pertinent Masaa’il Relating to Zakaat – Part Two

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4. One should not give zakaat to those who are not eligible to receive zakaat. If one gives zakaat to people, knowing that they are not eligible to receive zakaat, the obligation of zakaat will not be fulfilled. [1] However, if one gave zakaat to a person, considering him to be eligible for zakaat, but later came to know that he was not eligible, his zakaat will be fulfilled. [2]

5. When discharging zakaat, ensure that tamleek takes place (i.e. the recipient is made the owner of the wealth). If tamleek is not found, the zakaat will not be discharged. [3] For example, if one invites a poor person for a meal and allows him to partake of the food, the zakaat will not be discharged as he was not made the owner of the food. [4]

Wednesday, 31 January 2024 05:11

Pertinent Masaa’il Relating to Zakaat – Part One

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1. Shari’ah has made zakaat compulsory upon the person who possesses the amount of nisaab. The amount of nisaab will be calculated from all zakaatable wealth. One will not include the basic necessities of life in his zakaat calculation. The basic necessities of life are the house, car, furniture, items in use, etc. [1]

2. It is not permissible for one to give zakaat to his ascendants (e.g. parents, grandparents, etc) and descendants (e.g. children, grandchildren, etc). [2]

3. Zakaat has to be given to a recipient of zakaat. A recipient of zakaat is a poor Muslim who does not possess the nisaab of zakaat. [3] Hence, zakaat cannot be given to a musjid or madrasah, or to pay for the burial of a deceased, etc., as these are not recipients of zakaat. [4]

Saturday, 27 January 2024 15:34

Staying Among the Banu Najjaar Clan

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When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) entered Madinah Munawwarah on the occasion of the hijrah, mounted on his camel, then every resident of Madinah Munawwarah desired to host and entertain Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in his home.

However, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to the people, “This camel is commanded from the side of Allah Ta‘ala to go where Allah Ta‘ala wants. Wherever she sits down with the decree of Allah, that is where I will stay.”

Accordingly, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) left the reins absolutely loose. He would not even nudge the animal with his blessed hand in any direction.

Tuesday, 23 January 2024 10:14

Tamleek of Zakaat and Those Not Eligible for Zakaat

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Tamleek is a fundamental requirement in the discharging of zakaat. Tamleek refers to transferring ownership of the wealth to the recipient of zakaat. If this requirement is not fulfilled, the zakaat will not be discharged.

Hence, zakaat cannot be used to pay for the building of a musjid, or for the lights and water of the musjid, or for the burial of a person, as in all these cases, the aspect of tamleek (giving ownership of the wealth to a poor person) is not found. [1]

Thursday, 18 January 2024 06:32

Increase or Decrease before the Zakaat Date

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After possessing the nisaab amount, if a person receives any additional wealth during the course of the year, then on the completion of the zakaat year, this additional amount will be included in his zakaatable assets, on condition that the additional wealth remained with him until his zakaat date. Hence, zakaat will be calculated and discharged on the entire amount that he possesses at the time of his zakaat date.

E.g. Zaid possessed R100 000. Zaid’s zakaat year ends on the 1st of Ramadhaan. A few days before the 1st of Ramadhaan, he received a lump sum of R1 000 000 in inheritance. Zaid will have to pay zakaat on the R100 000 as well as the R1 000 000.

Similarly, if his wealth decreased before his zakaat date, he will not have to pay zakaat on the amount that decreased. Rather, he will only pay zakaat on the amount which he possessed on his zakaat date.

E.g. Zaid possessed R100 000. Zaid’s zakaat year ends on the 1st of Ramadhaan. A few days before the 1st of Ramadhaan, he spent R50 000. Zaid will not have to pay zakaat on the R50 000 that he spent. Rather, he will only have to pay zakaat on the remaining R50 000.