Payer of Zakat and Nisab

A Guide to Zakah - Understanding & Calculation, Fiqh

Payer of Zakah

Zakah must be paid by the one who is:

1- Muslim

2- Major (Baligh)

3- Sane

4- Sahib-un-nisaab (owner of wealth above the level of nisaab)

Above-mentioned four conditions are described respectively in the following lines:

  1.  Zakah is not obligatory on a non-Muslim as Zakah is an ibadah (an act of pure worship) and a non-Muslim is not obliged to carry out the ibadah of Islam.
August 16, 2011

Nikah is Sunnat

Akhlaq & Spirituality, The way to a Happy Married Life, Women & Family

Rasulullah (salellaho alaihe wasallam) has said. “Nikah is my Sunnah.”

One who abstains from, who shuns my Sunnah is not of me. What is the commentary of this Hadith? If a person has some valid excuse, some plausible reason as for example, one is so overtaken with the love of Allah Ta’ala that he is unable to fulfill the rights of marriage, he is unable to fulfill the due rights of wife and children it will not be termed abstention or shunning. On the other hand, only if one has no such excuse, if one does not have a valid reason and shuns the Sunnah then he will be subject to the warning mentioned in this Hadith. Therefore, do not harbor evil thoughts regarding anyone. There were many great Ulema and Auliya who did not marry. Hazrat Bishr Haafi (rahmatullah alaihe) is one such person as is the writer of the commentary of Muslim Shareef. Allamah Muhyuddeen Abu Zakariyya Nawawi (rahmatullah alaihe), Allamah Taftazani (rahmatullah alaihe) among others.

August 14, 2011

Laylatul Qadr (Hadith 01)

Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

Abu Hurayrah reports Rasulullah S.W. said, “Whoever stands in prayer and ‘ibaadah on the night of Power with sincere faith and with sincere hope of gaining reward, his previous sins are gorgiven”

                                                                         Reported in Al Targheeb from Bukhari and Muslim

August 13, 2011

Blessings & Rewards of Fasting (Hadith 06)

Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

Abu Hurairah (Radhiallaahu anhu) reports: Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “There are three people whose “Du’aa” is not rejected; the fasting person until he breaks the fast, the just ruler, and the oppressed person, whose ‘Dua’ Allah lifts above the clouds and opens unto it the doors of heaven, and Allah says: “I swear by My honour, verily I shall assist you, even though it may be after some time.”

August 7, 2011

Blessings & Rewards of Fasting (Hadith 05)

Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiallahu anh) relates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “During each day and night of Ramadan, Allah sets free a great number of souls from Hell. And for every Muslim, during each day and night, at least one prayer is certainly accepted.”


Apart from this Hadith, there are many others stating that the ‘Du’aa’ of a fasting person is accepted (Mustajaab). In one Hadith, we read that the ‘Du’aa’is accepted at the time of ‘Iftaar’, but we are generally so absorbed in eating that we neglect this opportunity. The well-known ‘Duaa’ at ‘Iftaar’ is:
“O Allah for You have I fasted, in You do I believe, and on You do I rely, and now I break this fast with food coming from you.”

August 6, 2011

Fâtimah bint Khattâb radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She is the sister of ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu. She had accepted Islam before her brother. Her husband, Sa’îd bin Zayd, had also become a Muslim. ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu had not become a Muslim as yet. Both of them were keeping their Islam a secret out of fear for him. Once, ‘Umar heard her reciting the Quran. Upon hearing this, he became very angry with both of them. Let alone his brother-in-law who was a man, even his sister informed him clearly and unhesitatingly that they had become Muslims and were indeed reciting the Quran. If he wished, he could hit them or leave them (it will not change their minds in any way). ‘Umar replied: “Let me see the Quran as well.” The moment he saw it and heard it, the light of îmân entered his heart, he went straight to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and became a Muslim.

July 27, 2011

The mother of Abû Dhar Ghifâri radiyallâhu ‘anhu

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

Abû Dhar Ghifâri is a Sahâbî. When the news of Rasûlullâh’s sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam prophethood spread, he left his hometown and came to Makkah in order to establish the truth. After observing the situation in Makkah, he became a Muslim. When he returned home, his mother heard his entire story. She replied: “I have no objection to your Dîn. I am also becoming a Muslim.”

Lesson: This is what is known as purity in nature and temperament. Once she heard the truth, she did not worry about the religion of her forefathers. O women! Even when you hear anything about the Sharî‘ah, do not try to contradict it by substantiating your family customs and rituals. You should readily accept the matter of Dîn and act accordingly.

July 19, 2011

Third Question & Answer (Part 04)

Dawah & Tabligh, Islamic Politics (Al-Eitidal fi Maratib ul Rijal)

What is Jihad?

At this stage it is necessry for me to stress something else. Note that Jihad is not only that in which battle is waged and fighting takes place, even if that is the highest rank of Jihad. Every effort which is made for Allah‟s Word and Will to be dominant and for the supremacy of Islam and truth is included in Jihad.

Hence Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once said, that the best form of Jihad is to speak the truth in the presence of a tyrant king. For this reason every effort in political fields (for the welfare of Islam and the Muslims) is also considered Jihad.

July 18, 2011

Umme Sulaym radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She is a Sahâbiyah of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the wife of Abû Talha radiyallâhu ‘anhu, and the mother of Anas radiyallâhu ‘anhu, who was the attendant of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. She is also an aunt of his. One of her brothers who was a Sahâbî, was martyred while participating in a battle with Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. On account of all this, he used to have a lot of time for her. He used to visit her occasionally. He is also reported to have seen her in jannah.

July 13, 2011

A NEW challenge to ISLAM Part 08

Dawah & Tabligh, History & Biography

Two Divergent Groups among the Theologians

With regard to this section, our theological class— if the term be correct for there is no clerical or priestly class in Islam— is divided into two divergent groups. One of them is emphatically opposed to worldly pursuits and does not want any truck with those who do, but it is also completely unceroned with the question as to what causes and factors are responsible for producing such atheistic tendencies among the privileged Muslim classes. It abhors having any contact with them and does little by way of purging them of their erroneous beliefs. The other group associates with them to the full and seeks advantages in terms of wordily again as a result of its association. It pays no attention to their spiritual redemption. Hence, this group has no call to give or religious pride to display. it seems to have abandoned those sections to their fate and has no solicitude for correction and reformation.

July 6, 2011