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07-18-2019, 05:11 AM
Islam is a complete code of life for a Muslim. It guides us how to spend our life obeying Allah Almighty and teaches us the method to please our Lord Almighty. Islam tells us that the purpose of our creation is to worship Allah Almighty. In Islam, there is diversity in the ways and methods of worships. There are worships which a Muslim performs physically like Salah, Fast and Hajj and there are worships he can perform with his wealth like Zakat. Zakat is one pillar out of the pillars of Islam. Muslims have been ordered in Quran Alkareem by Allah Almighty to pay zakat.
Allah Almighty says in Quran Alkareem:
وَ اَ قِیۡمُوا الصَّلٰو ۃَ وَ اٰتُو ا الزَّکٰوۃَ
And keep obligatory prayer established and pay zakat.
[Kanz-ul-Iman Part 1, Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 43]
And in another Ayah He, the Almighty, says:
وَ الَّذِیۡنَ ہُمۡ لِلزَّکٰوۃِ فٰعِلُوۡنَ
And who are active in paying zakat.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Part 18, Surah Al-Mu`minoon, Ayah 4]
The beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّمalso emphasizes the importance of zakat on many occasions. Here are a few Ahadees in this regard:
Sayiduna Abdullah bin Umar رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا has narrated that the Dear Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم said: Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has ordered me to fight against people until they attest that there is none worthy of worship except Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and Muhammad صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم is the true Rasool of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ; offer Prayer appropriately; give Zakah; thus, if they do accordingly, their wealth and lives will be safe from me except for the punishment which Islam has made compulsory upon them. (Sahih Bukhari Hadees 20)
“Tell them that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has made Zakah compulsory in their wealth; it should be taken from the wealthy and given to the poor.” Said the beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم when he sent syiduna Muaz رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهَُ towards Yamen. (Sunan Tirmizi Hadees 625)
After the apparent demise of the beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم some Arab tribes denied the order of zakah; so the successor of the beloved Rasool ordered to fight with those people and said : By Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! I will fight against the person who will differentiate between Salah and Zakah (that he admits Salah to be Fard but negates Zakah being Fard), and Zakah is the right of wealth. By Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! If they stopped even a rope (that is Wajib upon them to give) which they would give in the blessed period of beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم, I will fight against them. (Sahih Bukhari Hadees 1400)
We understand that zakah is fard like salah and it should be given with proper calculation. Now, it is very easy to calculate given on the website of Dawateislami. Dear brothers! It is our duty to remember zakat year. When our zakat year is completed we should pay our zakat properly on time. However, you can pay your zakat in advance for the next year but when your zakat year completes you cannot delay after that. Dear Brothers! Keep it in your mind that when you pay your zakat, you get a lot of blessings because Zakat removes the dirt of the wealth, purifies the wealth and also saves it from calamities. Now, you can pay zakat online easily along with any other Zakat donations using the online service provided by DawateIslami.
Dear brother! When we pay our zakat, our wealth circulates in the society. Those who are less privileged also receive share from our wealth and make Dua for us and do not become jealous of our wealth. When we pay zakat, we help our fellow Muslims and helping Muslims is a great virtuous act. Allah Almighty grants his blessings to those who spend in His way and help the Muslims.
Those who do not pay zakat of their wealth, Allah Almighty gives them severe punishment. Their wealth will become the mean of punishment for them on the Day of Judgment. Even in this world, their wealth is on risk. One Hadees says that zakat will destroy the wealth in which it is present. So please pay you zakat and save yourself from these punishments. Now, it is very easy to pay your zakat firah with zakat fitrah online service. May Allah Almighty enable us to fulfil the commandments of Sharia. Ameen

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