The whole concept of wealth is considered in Islam as a gift from Allah. Allah, who provided wealth to the person, made a portion of it for the poor. So, the poor have a right over one’s wealth. Zakah reminds Muslims that everything they have belongs to their Lord. People are given their wealth as a trust from Him, and Zakah is intended to free Muslims from the love of money.
All of us need to get knowledge regarding such an important obligation in Islam as zakah. Watch this session and listen to what the sheikh has to say in response to the questions raised by the viewers.
Why do we pay zakah? What impact does it have on our wealth, soul and life? Have you notices such virtues before?
It is common knowledge that zakah is a pillar of Islam. But, what are the things that we are required to pay zakah on? And what is the sepcific amount to be given? Listen to the answers of Dr. Zakir Naik to these questions.
What rights do the poor and needy have in Islam? Why are we, Muslims, entitled to pay prescribed amount of money? For the beneﬁt of whom? Shouldn’t it be a matter of individual freedom?
Why are we obliged to pay Zakah? What is the purpose of paying it? One of the five pillars of Islam, zakah is meant to purify one’s wealth and create harmony and compassion between members of society.
Zakah spreads tranquility and peace in society because it secures the weak and their dependents with the guarantee of certain provision, shelter, and access to essential communal facilities.
Every Muslim is required to pay Zakat al-Fitr at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan as a token of thankfulness to God for having enabled him to observe fasts.
What is the difference between zakah and sadaqah? What are the benefits of sadaqah? How does it impact the giver and the whole society?
Now a Muslim, why am I obliged to pay zakah? Why has it been prescribed at all? If it is about charity, shouldn’t I have the choice to give it or not?