The pursuit of halâl wealth Part 1

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 5-Principles of Business

Hadith One: It is mentioned in a Hadith that to earn halâl wealth is a fard after other farâ’id. In other words, it is fard to earn halâl wealth after other farâ’id which are the pillars of Islam, such as salât, fasting, etc. This means that although it is fard to earn halâl wealth, the status of this fard is less than that of the other farâ’id which form part of the pillars of Islam.

November 29, 2010

Hajj Is One Of the Fundamentals Of Islam And A Basic Religious Obligation

Fiqh, Hajj - Merits and Precepts

There is a verse of the ‘Holy Quran’
“And pilgrimage to the house is a duty unto Allah for mankind, for him who can afford the journey thereunto. And whosever disbelieves (i.e. he does not come to the house despite his being able to do so) then (he does Harm only to himself) Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures.” (3 : 97)
To afford journey to that House (i.e. the Ka’ba) means that apart from one’s day-to-day necessities of life one has sufficient funds to meet all the expenses of journey to and from the house of Allah at Mecca as well as the Expenses during the period of one’s stay there. Moreover, one should be able to manage the Wajib (obligatory) maintenance of one’s dependants upto one’s return from the journey. There are severe warnings in the ‘Holy Quran’ and ‘Hadith’ for a man who does not perform the ‘Hajj’ Pilgrimage despite his being capable as mentioned above.

November 1, 2009

Who is Entitled to Receive Zakât

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.
  1. The person who
    possesses the nisâb of either gold or silver, or trade goods which equal
    the nisâb of either gold or silver is regarded as a rich person in the
    Shariah. It is not permissible to give zakât money to him. Nor is it
    permissible for him to accept or consume zakât money. Similarly, the person who
    has belongings which are not for the purposes of trade but are over and above
    his basic needs, is also considered to be a rich person. It is not permissible
    to give zakât money to such a person as well. Furthermore, although he is
    regarded as a rich person, zakât is not wajib on him.

August 31, 2008