Zakat, is one of the five pillars of Islam, along with prayer, fasting, pilgrimage (Hajj) and belief in Allah (SWT) and His Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (SAW). For every sane, adult Muslim who owns wealth over a certain amount – known as the Nisab – he or she must pay 2.5% of that wealth as Zakat.
‘You shall observe the Salah and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and bow down with those who bow down.’ (Quran 2:43)
Sadqa e Fitr (Fitrana) is not the same as Zakat. Unlike Zakat, Sadqa e Fitr is an obligatory charity which must be paid before Eid al-Fitr. It is compulsory on every individual in household regardless of wealth. However, self-dependent adults are required to pay on behalf of their dependents such as children or the elderly. If you haven’t paid your Zakat al-Fitr for this year, you can do so by going on our donation page here.
The nisab is the minimum amount of wealth a Muslim must possess before they become eligible to pay Zakat. This amount is often referred to as the nisab threshold. The Nisab is the value of 52.5 tola (612.36 grams approximate)of silver, approximately equal to PKR 46,329 (as of 1st Ramzan 1431 (2020):
“And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: And whatever good you send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with Allah” (Quran 2:110)
Not only Zakat is a fundamental pillar of Islam rather Islam has urge individuals to spend additional money in the path of Allah as charity. It is also a revolutionary concept with the potential to ease the suffering of millions around the world. Charity also allows an individual to purify and grow his wealth.
Allah SWT says: “Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over?” (Surah Al Baqarah 245)
He explains “The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed of grain which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies His reward for whom He wills” (Surah Al Baqarah 261)
According to narration of Bukhari: Allah SWT says “O man Spend in my path and I shall spend back on you”
Another Narration which supports the idea
Sadqa is a best and most profitable gift for the deceased and Allah keeps increasing the reward of Sadqa (Kanz ul Ummal)
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