We answer this question in the light of the following verses of the Holy Quran - 9:60 and 60:8 to show that Zakat can be spent to relieve the problems of any person regardless of their religion. Video: Audio:
One of the Pillars of Islam is zakat or charity. Every year each adult is required to give 2.5% of his savings, including jewellery etc, to the poor in charity. This has been totally neglected by Muslims. It is sad that this Pillar which involves doing good to others by sacrificing our wealth to raise … Continue reading The Forgotten Pillar
Muslims generally feel that so long as they go hungry during Ramadan they have fulfilled Allah's Command. But linked to fasting is Zakat or giving 2.5 percent of savings to the poor and needy. And yet some Muslims use all manner of tricks to avoid having to pay Zakat. Fasting is meant to make us … Continue reading Is Fasting Enough?