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The rulings of Sadaqah al-Fitr

Fasting and Ramadan Zakat & Charity

  The following is a detailed essay on the rulings of Sadaqah al-Fitr, written by Mufti Faraz Adam. The great Hanafi jurist Ibn al-Humaam mentions, “Sadaqah al-fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh fath al-qadeer 2/285 Dar al-kutub al-ilmiyyah) All the scholars base their opinion on the following: Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) […]

Sadaqat Al-Fitr : The Sahih Collection of al-Bukhari

Hadith Zakat & Charity

By Imam Bukhari (raheemullah) Translated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley   Chapter 30. Sadaqat Al-Fitr  I: The obligation of Sadaqat (Zakat) al-Fitr Abu’l-‘Aliya, ‘Ata’ and Ibn Sirin thought that Sadaqat al-Fitr was obligatory. 1432. It is related that Ibn ‘Umar said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made zakat al-Fitr obligatory for the Muslims […]

The Importance of Sadaqat-ul-Fitr

Eid Fasting and Ramadan Zakat & Charity

Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid.” Sadaqatul fitr [fitra] is compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Fitr means to break fast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadhân is called Eid-ul-Fitr, as it […]

The Muslim Zakat: a vision of the “big society”?

Zakat & Charity

Re-awakening a sense of comradery. By  Fadi Itani   11 Aug 2012 The holy month of Ramadan – a time of fasting and intense spiritual reflection and worship for Muslims – is now well underway. A central feature of this sacred month is giving to charity, and in particular the concept ofZakat, where millions of […]

Importance of Zakah (Alms)

Zakat & Charity

Zakah (alms) is one of the five pillars of Islam. Its importance can be realised from the fact that in 82 verses of the Qur’an Zakah is associated with prayer (Salah), such as: Establish regular prayer and give Zakah; and obey Allah and His messenger. Quran (33:33) If social justice and compassion to fellow humans […]

Importance and Virtues of Zakaat

Zakat & Charity

Importance of Zakaat: Zakaat is a monetary devotion and an ibaadat that has been ordained in the Shariats of all the Ambiya (Peace be upon them). Zakaat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Zakaat literally means to increase. Technically it means to purify one’s portion of wealth by distributing a prescribed amount which […]