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Tuesday, 09 January 2024 05:05

The Time of Zakaat

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When a person acquires wealth which equals the nisaab and the wealth remains with him for an entire lunar year from the first day he acquired the wealth, then zakaat becomes compulsory on that wealth. [1]

E.g. Zaid acquired R3 000 (which is the nisaab amount) on the first day of the lunar year (1st of Muharram 1434). This wealth remained with him for an entire lunar year. On the 1st of Muharram 1435, zakaat will be compulsory upon the wealth.

Saturday, 06 January 2024 11:10

Entry into Madinah Munawwarah – Part Two

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Hazrat Baraa bin Aazib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “I never saw the people of Madinah Munawwarah extremely happy over anything as much as they were overjoyed over the arrival of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).”

Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) arrived in Madinah Munawwarah, then out of happiness and delight at his arrival, the Abyssinians displayed their skill of spear throwing.”

Tuesday, 02 January 2024 05:03

Zakaatable Wealth

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The following types of wealth are regarded as zakaatable wealth (wealth upon which zakaat is payable):

1. Cash (including cash in the bank) [1]

2. The market value of the merchandise contained in the share of the company [2]

3. The market rate of the balance of stock in trade (including raw materials) [See 2]

4. Receivable amounts i.e. debts owed to a person, monies loaned to people, etc. [3]

5. Foreign currencies [See 1]

6. Gold and silver [4]

7. Face value of the financial papers such as bonds loaned to the government, etc. [See 3]

Note: It should be borne in mind that bonds loaned to the government is not permissible as it is an interest-bearing loan. However, if one had got involved in it, then when the loan is paid back by the government, it will only be permissible for one to retrieve the original amount of the loan given. The interest amount paid out by the government will be impermissible. It will have to be given in sadaqah without the intention of receiving any reward. Similarly, it should be known that it is impermissible for a believer to deal in any form of interest (usury) whether it be receiving or giving an interest-bearing loan.

Tuesday, 26 December 2023 09:03

The Obligation of Zakaat

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Zakaat is fardh upon a person who meets the following criteria:

1. He is a Muslim

2. He is an adult (baaligh)

3. He is a sane person

4. He is a free person (not a slave)

5. He possesses zakaatable wealth which is equal to or exceeds the nisaab amount, and he possesses this wealth for an entire lunar year. [1]

Saturday, 23 December 2023 15:27

Entry into Madinah Munawwarah

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 Upon the completion of the Jumu’ah in Banu Saalim, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mounted his camel and continued in the direction of Madinah Munawwarah. He seated Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) directly behind him on the camel. A vast number of the Ansaar, armed with their weaponry, were walking to his right, to his left, in front of him and behind him.

Tuesday, 19 December 2023 05:24

Sunnats and Aadaab of Discharging Zakaat – Part Three

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7. Ensure that you do not give less than the amount that is obligatory upon you. Zakaat must be discharged after correctly calculating the amount that is due. Do not merely estimate the amount and discharge zakaat, as it is possible that you may estimate a lesser amount and fail to discharge your zakaat correctly. 

8. Refer to the Ulama to learn the correct method of calculating zakaat. [1]

[1] وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ قَبْلِكَ إِلَّا رِجَالًا نُوحِيْ إِلَيْهِمْ فَاسْئَلُوْا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُوْنَ (سورة النحل: 43)

The khutbah (sermon) which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) delivered on the occasion of the first Jumuah which he performed – the Jumu’ah in Banu Saalim - was such that its every word was saturated in eloquence, its every letter was a cure for spiritual maladies and a source of life for the spiritually dead hearts, and its every word was sweeter and more enjoyable than exquisite wine. The words of this khutbah are as follows:

(الحمد لله) أحمده وأستعينه وأستغفره وأستهديه وأؤمن به ولا أكفر وأعادي من يكفره

 “All praise is due to Allah. I glorify Him, I beseech His assistance, I beg His forgiveness and I plead to Him for His divine guidance. I bring imaan in Him and I do not disbelieve in Him, and (in fact,) I oppose those who disbelieve in Allah.”

On the occasion of the hijrah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) arrived in Quba before coming to Madinah Munawwarah. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) stayed in Quba for a few days, after which he mounted his camel and departed for Madinah Munawwarah on a Friday.

On the road from Quba to Madinah Munawwarah lies the locality of Banu Saalim. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) reached Banu Saalim at the time of Jumu’ah, and hence Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) performed the Jumu’ah here. This was the first Jumu’ah khutbah and Jumu’ah salaah which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) performed in Islam.

Friday, 01 December 2023 04:56

Sunnats and Aadaab of Discharging Zakaat – Part Two

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4. Regard the recipient of the zakaat as doing you a favour, as he is the means of you fulfilling your fardh obligation. Through him accepting your zakaat, he is cleansing your wealth from impurity. [1]

5. Give the zakaat to the recipient with respect and dignity. You should not cause any pain to the recipient of zakaat e.g. by embarassing him or reminding him of your favour upon him. [2]

6. Do not discharge zakaat for show nor publicize the amount of zakaat you have discharged. Carrying out good deeds for show and ostentation destroys the rewards of the good deeds. [2]

Friday, 01 December 2023 04:50

Sunnats and Aadaab of Discharging Zakaat – Part One

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1. When discharging zakaat, ensure that you discharge the zakaat from pure, halaal earnings. It is reported in the Hadith that Allah Ta‘ala does not accept charity given from impure wealth (i.e. haraam or doubtful wealth). [1]

2. Discharge zakaat with complete sincerity and with the intention of fulfilling the command of Allah Ta‘ala and earning His pleasure. [2]

3. Zakaat must be given happily and wholeheartedly. Do not regard zakaat to be a tax or a burden. [3]