Salafi Islamic Kids Tawhid Book Series and Sharia Dawa


Bismillaah (In The Name of Allaah)

Dear Reader,

A great way to find increase in rizq (sustenance) is to increase your charity and pay the zakat, that Allaah (swt) has made obligatory on all Muslims.  Giving zakat (Support of the Needy).  This is the third most important pillar in the five pillars of IslamZakat means ‘purification’ and ‘growth’. Giving zakat means giving a certain percentage of your earnings to the poor.  The percentage of zakat is 2.5% of savings, gold and silver (note this is a percentage on savings and not earnings). As everything belongs to Allah money is given to humans in a trust and we are to help the poor and needy with our own share ourselves. This Zakat works the same as pruning a rose bush the cutting back encourages new growth for the roses and for your finances while purifying the possessions you currently have.  Paying zakat is worshipping Allah by paying the amount of charity obligated on the ones who have enough money or possessions saved to help the poor in the community.  Paying the required zakat leads to cleansing the heart from the evil of misery.  It also fulfills the needs of Islam and Muslims.

“By no means shall you attain to righteousness until you spend (benevolently) out of what you love; and whatever thing you spend, Allah surely knows it.”

Soorah Al-Imran 3:92

The parable of those who spend
of their substance in the way of Allah
is that of a grain of corn:
It grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains.
Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases;
And Allah cares for all and He knows all things.

Qur’an (2:261)


Zakaah From Businesses:

First of all, the business should be Halal.

There are three opinions amongst the scholars:

1. If a businessman earns a certain amount from his business, whatever he saves after taking care of his family’s needs and his business expenses, he pays Zakat of 2.5 percent on what he has saved.

2. A businessman has to pay Zakah on the commodities in his store. This would require evaluating the purchasing power of the commodity and then paying 2.5 percent on this amount.

3. Everything is from Allah and everything goes back to Allah. The more you give on your commodities, the better, and it does not have to be 2.5 percent.

And Allaah (swt) Knows Best.

Please visit the following links and financially support them, insha Allaah (Allaah willing):

Zakat Foundation
http://www.thezakat.org/

Zakat Foundation is dedicated to alleviating the immediate needs of the poorest communities by providing food, shelter, health care and by delivering relief in emergencies. Zakat Foundation also provides education and training in order to equip people with the skills to help themselves.

Hidaya Foundation
http://www.hidaya.org/

Hidaya Foundation implement educational, social welfare, and health care programs in economically depressed areas of South Asia, West Africa and North America, with focus on projects which promote self-employment.

Mercy USA
http://www.mercyusa.org/home.cfm

Founded in 1986, MercyUSA is a non-profit relief and development organization. Their projects focus on improving health and promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

IslamCare
http://www.islamcare.org/
Islam Care’s vision is to continually evolve as a world class health and human services organization marked by its characteristics of effectiveness, impact, transparency and inclusion. Islamic Universal Care Inc. is working to become the model Islamically influenced service organization driven by great innovations and successful execution.

Islamic Relief USA
http://www.irw.org/
Islamic Relief UK
http://www.islamic-relief.com/uk/

Islamic Relief strives to alleviate the suffering, hunger, illiteracy and diseases worldwide without regard to color, race or creed and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. It aims to provide rapid relief in the event of man-made or natural disasters. In addition, it establishes development projects in needy areas to help tackle poverty, illiteracy and disease at a local level.

Muslim Hands
http://www.muslimhands.org/en/gb/
Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an international NGO working in over forty countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty.

Association of Islamic Charitable Projects
http://www.aicp.org/Site/
The A.I.C.P. is an organization objectively teaching the authentic knowledge of the Religion as taught by the Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, and preserved and passed on through the trustworthy followers of each era.

Red Crescent
http://www.ifrc.org/
Red Cross Red Crescent promotes individual and community humanitarian values which encourage respect for other human beings and a willingness to work together to find solutions to problems. From the seven fundamental principles to the “power of humanity” slogan, the aim is to influence the behaviour of the people we work with.

Half Date.Com

http://halfdate.com/

Approaching Jannah a half date at a time.  HalfDate is a Sadaqa (good cause) promotion site.

Do you have any ideas, organizations, or additional comments that you would like to write below?

About the Author: Halimah bint David authored, illustrated, published and marketed several books on Islamic monotheism (tawhid) for kids and Sharia for adults. Halimah founded a few popular blogs at SurvivorsAreUs.WordPress.Com, HighwayToHeaven.WordPress.Com, ChristinaMacQuarrie.Wordpress.Com and is currently researching and implementing new copy writing skills.

 

Comments on: "You will not reach righteousness until you spend generously out of what you love" (2)

  1. Respectable Mufti Saheb / Sir

    Requesting your value Fatwa (or opinion) on the following problem:

    I have acquired a residential Flat on tenancy basis against PUGREE. This Pugree system is prevailing all over Karachi and even in other cities of Pakistan and India.

    Under this system the tenants acquiring Flats/ Shops/ Apartments pays a huge amount of cash (repeat cash) as Pugree to the Land lords unofficially. The landlords do not issue any receipt for the cash so received and just issues monthly receipts for rent of the said Flat/Shop/ Apartment in the name of the Pugree paying tenants, indicating only the monthly rental value.

    For several lacs of rupees paid as Pugree remains only is based on trust. (But not in writing).

    According to current tradition PUGREE amount is never returnable / reimbursable and once received it becomes the booty of the Landlord.

    Whenever (say after one year, five year or 15 or more years), the said Tenant decides to sale his/ her Pugree paid tenancy rights to another Tenant, he/she may sale the same to any other person against the existing Pugree terms.

    For example if he/she had acquired the Flats/Shops on Pugree of Rs. 1,00,000/- and after several years when he/she sells off the same to another buyer at Rs. 10,00,000/- (prices always remain ascending) the landlord is bound to accept the new buyer as tenant and transfers monthly rent receipt for the said Flat/Shop in name of new buyer after UNOFFICIALLY collecting 10% or even more fee from the outgoing tenant and thus the process completes. The 10% or more fee being “off the record” collected by the Landlord on the basis of Sale proceed realized by the outgoing tenant.

    Similarly the next Pugree paid tenants also retains occupancy of the said Flat/Shop as TENANT, but he/she is never deemed as as owner of the said Flat/Shop. He would remain as TENANT only. (The statutory law does not recognize Pugree and hence the tenant despite paying pugree is known s ordinary tenant).

    This Pugree paid tenancy system is BRUTAL/EVIL, unlawful but has spread all over the human society as Cancer. There is no doubt about the same.

    Despite this filthy system another question arises as to WHO SHALL PAY ZAKAT on Pugree amount ?

    1. Whether the tenant would pay?
    If so, then why? Tenant has already paid off /spent the amount to buy occupancy right of the Flat. He has no access on this amount and this amount is not refundable under any circumstances. (If it had been DEPOSIT then it would remain refundable and is considered as receivable by the Tenant and in such case he is liable to pay Zakat on the same.

    2 Whether the Landlord would pay?
    If so, then the question arises that he has already spent the amount is and now holds no money.

    In my HUMBLE OPINION the Zakat would NOT BE PAYABLE by Tenant, because:

    i. He has spent the amount to buy occupancy right (NOT OWNERSHIP RIGHT) and by virtue to this holding absolute occupancy right he has renounced from cash paid as and cash gone off from his hand.

    ii. Under the present situation occupancy right must be taken into consideration like other payment being made on different intangible payments say water tax, which remains payable to government despite the fact whether you get water or not. OR minimum payment chargeable for unutilized Gas/Electricity Bills. You do not use even one unit of these services but if the meter is installed it means you have occupied the line.

    Thanking you for the kind favour.
    Yours faithfully
    AHMED ALI MEMON

  2. Bismillaah

    Assalaamu Alaikum!

    I am not a fatwa service or fuquha. Please try http://islamweb.net

    Jazzaka Allahu Khair!

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