Importance Of Zakat

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Allah mentions the vital importance of Zakat in multiple verses of the Quran, for example in Surah Al-A’raf Allah says " My punishment - I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things". So I will decree it [especially] for those who fear Me and give zakah and those who believe in Our verses” (Quran 7:156). More importantly, it is very important that Zakat must be performed during or after the Ramadan as it is another way to make up the missed days of fasting. It is important that the intention of Zakat must be pure and honest. Moreover, it is obligatory that a minimum of 2.5% of their income for must be given to the needy in order for zakat to become compulsory. However, those who are not financially stable are not required…show more content…
Unlike Zakat, another type of charity is sedegah which is voluntarily giving others as their is no obligations to it. In many of the Hadiths Prophet Muhammad (swt) emphasizes the importance of giving sadaqah as Abu Abu Huraira narrated that Muhammad (SAW) once said that "There is a (compulsory) Sadaqa (charity) to be given for every joint of the human body (as a sign of gratitude to Allah) everyday the sun rises. To judge justly between two persons is regarded as Sadaqa, and to help a man concerning his riding animal by helping him to ride it or by lifting his luggage on to it, is also regarded as Sadaqa, and (saying) a good word is also Sadaqa,and every step taken on one 's way to offer the compulsory prayer (in the mosque) is also Sadaqa and to remove a harmful thing from the way is also Sadaqa" ( Sahih al-Bukhari, book 52). In this Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad(SWt), this emphasizes the importance of service and the involvement of Sadagah in everyday life. This also suggests that the smallest thing can be a sadagah such as a smile and can be act of charity. This Hadith also suggests that taking ownership of the environment,giving clothes to those in need, act of sincere are…show more content…
The time of fasting starts from sunrise and last until sunset as it mentioned in Surah Al-baqarah: And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset”( Quran 2:187). The last meal eaten by muslims during the month of Ramadan is called Suhoor before the Fajr Salat because once the Fajr Salat starts it is the time of fasting. The meal eaten to break the fast is known as Iftar, in which Muslims “following the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, break the fast with dates and water, before praying Salat-ul-Maghrib, after which they might

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