Zakaat, an Obligatory Charity

Zakaat, an Obligatory Charity

Zakaat is the charity in Islam and it is the pillar of Islam, paying charity (Zakaat) is obligatory on all able Muslims. An Arabic phrase Zakaat, this means “purification”. Zakat is the pillar of religion Islam and obligatory on stable Muslims who are enough sufficient to find the money for to it. Zakaat is basically the compulsory giving of a pre-set proportion of one’s wealth to charity. All eligible Muslims are required to pay the prescribed annual percent of the wealth as Zakat. Its importance can be realized from the fact that ALLAH Almighty made it as one of the most important of Islam.

Zakaat has great significance in Islam and its importance can be find out with this that it is combined with Salah in many verses of the Holy Quran. Zakaat is taken into consideration as obligatory charity and religious obligation for those who have received enough wealth from ALLAH Almighty to help those people who are less fortunate in society. The fundamental reason of making Zakaat a compulsory charity is to purify the hearts of Muslims from all sorts of greed, lust and selfishness. The compulsory and obligatory charity Zakaat ought to be paid on distinctive classes of assets wherein we have silver, gold, money, agricultural productions, livestock, and different enterprise commodities. Zakaat is payable every year in the month of Holy Ramadan.

Just like every day prayer (Salah), which is also the pillar of religion Islam and obligation to perform five times daily at prescribed timings, zaakat is an obligatory charity also worship and thanksgiving to ALLAH Almighty by helping those Muslims who are in need.

Zakaat reminds us that the entirety wealth we’ve got belongs only to ALLAH Almighty. Islam teaches that human beings ought to acquire wealth with the purpose of spending it on their very own desires and the needs of others.

Aside from zakaat which glaringly and clearly is the obligatory charity in Islam, the Quran and Hadith additionally stress on giving voluntary charity Sadaqah, which is proposed for helping the poor and needy peoples of the society. In the Holy Quran ALLAH Almighty emphasizes on feeding and helping the hungry, clothing the bare, helping folks that are in dire need. The more one helps, the more he gets and it will allows the enhancement of one’s character and makes his money clean and purify.

In short, Zakaat develops the feel of purification from lust and greed, develops a movement of cash flow for the economy. It also encourages the people to expand a better Islamic society that lives in peace and concord. Additionally, as a Muslims we all must try to satisfy and fulfill our obligations and following the proper path of Islam! Ameen

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Importance of Umrah in Islam

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Umrah is well known pilgrimage is Islam; another name that is used for Umrah is ‘minor or lesser pilgrimage’. It is a Sunnah act that a person can performed at any time throughout the year except the five days of major pilgrimage Hajj, in which performing Umrah is not allowed or it can be said that it is disliked, to perform Umrah. A person who leaves his or her home with the intention of performing umrah will be considered as pilgrim until he reaches back to home. There is a great importance and reward of performing umrah, ALLAH Almighty loves those people who sacrifice their wealth and time in His way.

Umrah is a pilgrimage that is not just performed once, but rather a person should strive hard to perform Umrah, if his health and pocket allows, as many times as he or she could do in his lives. Sadly, it’s happening nowadays that some people go for performing umrah without proper study and information and perform rituals without knowing the actual essence, blessings and virtues of performing the rituals of umrah. It is extremely important that a person who is thinking to perform learn the basics of this blessed act of worship including all the mandatory and obligatory actions and also that what thing or acts could make Umrah null and if any mistake happened then what act should be done and in what cases there is a chance to secure umrah from voiding and how to compensate for mistakes. Umrah as a religious duty upon all financially and physical capable Muslims and it is a great opportunity for Muslims to earn lots of reward from ALLAH Almighty and a blessed chance for all pilgrims to have their sins forgiven.

One has to understand great virtues and blessings of Umrah in order to get the immense amount of impact the sacred journey when a person is in the spiritual state. If the Umrah is performed in the Holy month of Ramadan then the reward becomes more, our beloved Prophet (PBUH) has related many Ahadeeth regarding the great blessings and of performing Umrah. Performing Umrah in the month of Holy Ramadan is most commendable and considered equal to performing Hajj with Prophet (PBUH) in merit, reward and excellence. It doesn’t mean that Umrah can replace Hajj, Hajj is major pilgrimage and obligatory to perm and hold far more great rewards and blessings then Umrah. Hajj is the pillar of Islam and it is performed once in a lifetime, so this concept needs to be clear that both pilgrimages hold different virtues, rewards and blessings. Umrah can be performed during the year and whoever is able must perform this minor pilgrimage.

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Saudi Islamic Investments Funds Project

Saudi Islamic Investments Funds Project

The mission contributes to renewing endowments’ developmental function thru an innovative investment endowment product that plays a component in achieving the economic sustainability of non-income and endowment our bodies.

These endowment funding budget have an infinite length and suspended and non-cutting-edge units available to be traded by way of the public.

The overall Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) released its first initiative, the Endowment investment finances task, on Sunday, to arrange, hold, and broaden endowments and control yields.

Through this challenge, GAIAE pursuits to make a contribution to achieving the monetary sustainability of endowment and non-income our bodies and inspire the endowments area to fulfil improvement desires.

GAIAE aims to enhance the endowments quarter in Saudi Arabia, improve attention of the importance of endowments, and direct banks to assist improvement.

GAIAE Gov. Imad El-Kharashi said: “The mission contributes to renewing endowments’ developmental function thru an innovative funding endowment product that performs a part in achieving the monetary sustainability of non-profit and endowment our bodies, according to a complete regulatory framework.

“It also empowers the non-income area and enhances its developmental contributions, creates community participation opportunities, and meets the network’s financial and social improvement desires through investing inside the price range of the Endowment Fund and using the Fund’s returns to finance the tasks and packages of non-profit our bodies in line with the endower’s requirement.

“in addition, those finances purpose to improve investment, governance, transparency, and disclosure within the department of Endowments.”

El-Kharashi said that the price range would help enhance the non-income sector’s contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) and boom transparency in non-income sports, based totally on the price range’ compliance with the necessities of the funding funds regulations, issued by using the Capital market Authority.

These endowment investment price ranges have an unlimited duration and suspended and non-cutting-edge units to be had to be traded with the aid of the general public. Their returns are given to finances’ beneficiaries in keeping with the endower’s requirement that qualified non-earnings bodies can gain from them according to the controls and conditions set by GAIAE.

GAIAE posted in advance on its website the draft commands issued for the finances and asked remarks from the public to work on enhancing those requirements.

The instructions also indexed the parties who will advantage from those budgets, the requirements for obtaining licenses, and the mechanism of the management and shape.

GAIAE pursuits through its strategy which includes greater than 34 initiatives to empower the endowments area and improve its position in society similarly to strengthening its partnerships with diverse stakeholders with the intention to inspire the arena, address the demanding situations it faces, and simplify processes.

GAIAE seems ahead to being the main supporter in enhancing the endowments area in Saudi Arabia and to a stronger function in social and financial improvement, in keeping with the functions of the Islamic law and the kingdom’s imaginative and prescient 2030.

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Holy Quran Is A Miracle of Allah Almighty

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The Word of ALLAH Almighty

The Holy Quran is the word of ALLAH Almighty, revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the Angel Hazrat Jibraeel (AS).

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Guidance for Mankind

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It provides direction to assist mankind judge between right and wrong, without which, man would certainly be in loss.

The Final Revelation

The Holy Quran is the last scripture revealed by ALLAH Almighty.

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How was the Holy Quran Revealed?

The Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and exists only in the language in which it was revealed Arabic. Though, the translation of the meaning of the Holy Quran is available in lots of languages.

The Holy Quran was not sent down as a whole book in one revelation; rather, the revelation of Holy Quran spanned over a period of 23 years.

For this motive, it is important to know in what circumstances the verses were revealed, in order to have a appropriate understanding of the Holy Quran; or else, its teachings could be misunderstood.

* Preservation

The Holy Quran is the only religious sacred book that has been in circulation for a long period, and yet remains as pure as the day it was revealed. Nothing has been added, modified or removed from it, as its revelation over 1400 years ago.

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Not only has the Holy Quran been preserved in written form, but also in the hearts of human. In the present day, millions of people have memorised the Holy Quran from heart and it is save in the hearts of many people and it can not be erased or removes from the heart.

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Basics of Ramadan

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Ramadan is one of five Pillars of Islam. This word Ramadan comes from an Arabic word (“RAMMIDA”) which means scorching heat. In Ramadan Muslims of the entire world abstain from all kind of food and drinks from Fajr till Magrib.

In Islam it is compulsory for every healthy adult Muslim to observer fasting throughout Ramadan, from second year of migration of Makkah to Madinah of Muslims, when it was made an obligation for all Muslims. If someone is ill or travelling then he is free from keeping the fast.

“When Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of hell are locked up and devils are put in chains.”(Sahih al-Bukhari 1899)

The Dates of Ramadan for year 2018 are as,

Starting: Wednesday (16th may 2018) In-Sha-Allah

Ending:  Thursday (14th June 2018)

Eid-ul-Fitr: Friday (15th June 2018)

These dates are not final

Practices and Blessings:

Ramadan is the most blessed month of Islamic calendar among the other months. Throughout this blessed month Muslims of this entire world fast and they perform deeds which are closer to Allah (SWT). This blessed month pinnacles with the blessed religious festival (EID-UL-FITR) which Muslims celebrate with great religious warmth.

In Ramadan

  • Muslims spend great time in reading quran
  • They perform duas
  • They do dhikr (Zikr) of Allah (SWT)
  • Fasting teaches Muslims tolerance and perseverance
  • Muslims learn self-control by eliminating all negative emotions like anger etc
  • Muslims offer Tarawih (Extra prayer) after isha.

Sehri and Iftar:

In Ramadan Muslims wake up before fajr and eat sehri (Pre-dawn meal) and after this pre dawm meal muslims offer fajr prayer and start their day. Then when they hear azam for magrib prayer they break their fasts, mostly with dates, then they ask for Allah’s Sustenance

Best things to do in Ramadan:

  • Do maximum zikr of Allah (SWT).
  • Read and learn from Quran as much as possible
  • Go for a holly pilgrimage

{So race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together.} [Quran 5:48]

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

 “Performing two ‘Umrahs expiates the sins committed in the interval between them. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

and in Ramadan we all know that Allah increases the reward of good deeds by 70 percent. So Umrah performed in Ramadan is of much greater value than Umrah performed in any other month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims around the globe try their best to perform this spiritual obligation in Ramadan because of the increased reward by Allah (SWT).

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Islam Is a Complete Code of Life (Part 2)

 

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Make Life Easier For Others:

One of the chief problems of the current world is that people are striving to make their life comfortable on the cost of making it hard for the others. This approach is completely wrong and Islam gives the law of making the life of others easy to attain success. In Holy Quran, ALLAH Almighty says:

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Hence, a person must try to do well to others and make their life easier, as the return of it comes from ALLAH Almighty. Regarding the reward of good deeds, ALLAH Almighty says in the Holy Quran verse 10:26:

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Therefore, when doing well with others a Muslim should keep in mind that the reward of it comes from ALLAH Almighty and that reward is the only achievement that a person must desire.

Consult With Others:

The other significant Islamic law that can assist in achieving success in life is discussion with others. It is one of the most significant aspects of decision making which people ignore mainly because of their arrogance and the feeling that they know all. When a person consults with others concerning any matter, chances are that a person gets to pay attention or see some new viewpoint which originally would not have been clear to the person, therefore reaching a better decision guaranteeing achievement.

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Thus, regardless of if you have all the information that is required to reach a conclusion, the wise trick that guarantees achievement is consulting with others

Differentiate Right From Wrong:

This world is complete of all kinds of temptations, these temptations if not correctly dealt with result in a person going down the pathway of lack of knowledge without even realizing it. Thus, in order to do so a Muslim needs to differentiate between wrong and right and stand for the right and prohibit the wrong in order to attain success in the right sense.

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Islam Is a Complete Code of Life (Part 1)

Islam Is a Complete Code of Life (Part 1)

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Islam is the complete code of life and it gives full details and mentions about each and every phase of life. Thus, by following the instructions of Islam and Holy Quran one can live the worldly life in the most excellent manner? Though, there are others who believe that following the principles of religion Islam alienates them and takes them away from this earth and hinders in their way of attaining success in this life. Such an idea about Islam is completely wrong and it has nothing to do with genuine message of Islam.

Islam encourages its followers to live this worldly life in the most excellent manner by following the rules and instructions of Islam.

Besides the rewards and pleasures of the world hereafter, the other main role that religion performs is of teaching ethical principles to a person. Furthermore, these moral principles are not only to be study or understood, rather they are need to be put to practice in this world so that the followers of the religion Islam represent their religion on the greatest manner and on the base of the life they live, they get a suitable reward in the world hereafter.

* Believe In ALLAH Almighty:

The first and chief significant thing that can assist a believer live the life in an Islamic manner and achieving success through it believes in ALLAH Almighty. When the belief of a Muslim increases in ALLAH Almighty and he or she realizes the reality that ALLAH Almighty is the sole provider, He is the Supreme and each and everything comes from Him, then the faith of the believer becomes more strong and out of this faith whatever activity he or she do it comes with conviction, and when something is done with pure intention, the chances of success boost naturally. ALLAH Almighty says in Holy Quran verse 2:165,

Verse 2:165 of Holy Quran,

“And [yet], among the people are those who take other than ALLAH as equals [to Him]. They love them as they [should] love ALLAH. But those who believe are stronger in love for ALLAH. And if only they who have wronged would consider [that] when they see the punishment, [they will be certain] that all power belongs to ALLAH and that ALLAH is severe in punishment”.

Thus, in life the increased and greater faith of a Muslim in ALLAH Almighty is a symbol of his or her differentiation from the rest of the religions and their Believers, and this faith is what will bring success to a Muslim.

Strive For Better:

Another Islamic theory basing the life upon which guarantees achievement in this world as well as in the world hereafter is the striving for honesty. Being a Muslim it is the main responsibility to be good and strive for spreading goodness.

Verse 29:69 of Holy Quran,

“And those who strive for us – We will surely guide them to our ways. And indeed, ALLAH is with the doers of good”.

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