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

Hafsah radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

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

She is the wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the daughter of ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu. On one occasion, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had issued one divorce to her. Thereafter, upon the instruction of Jibra’îl he revoked this divorce. Jibra’îl had spoken in her favour in the following way: “You should revoke the divorce which you issued to her because she fasts abundantly, engages in a lot of ‘ibâdah at night, and she will be your wife in jannah.” She had made a bequest to her brother ‘Abdullâh bin ‘Umar to give a certain amount of her wealth in charity. She had also made a plot of land waqf for Allah Ta’âlâ. She had also made a bequest in this regard. Her first husband’s name was Khunays bin Hudhâfah.

March 27, 2011

Imaam who does not perform the Sunnats after the Fardh of Jumuah


You have mentioned regarding the Khateeb Saheb (Imaam) who does not perform the Sunnats after the Fardh of Jumuah. It is a common trait amongst the Arabs that they attach scant importance to Sunnats and Nafls. In this regard I wish to present a few points:

Firstly, Allaah Ta`ala has ordained the Nawaafil as an expiation for the deficiencies in the Faraaidh. This is the reason why the Shariah has placed much stress on Nawaafil and Sunnan, and the Ahaadith has expounded on its virtues. It is reported in one Hadith that the person who regularly performs twelve Rakaats daily, besides his Fardh Salaat, then Allaah Ta`ala will grant him a palace in Jannat; (the 12 rakaats are) four before Zuhr, and two after, two after Maghrib, two after Esha and two before Fajr Salaat. [Mishkaat, page 103]

March 7, 2011



In the discussion of the differences between the Deobandis and Barelwis, you have come across the important Masaa`il from the Qur`aan Majeed, Sunnat and Aimmah Ahle Sunnat. Since in the preceding pages the words Sunnat and Bid`ah have come quite often, hence, I will now discuss these two terms so that you have no confusion with regard to who the Ahle Sunnat are.

(1). Sunnat and Bid`ah are two complete opposites. When it is said that a certain thing is Sunnat, then it means that it is not a Bid`ah and if it is said that a certain thing is Bid`ah, then in other words it implies that that particular thing is contrary to the Sunnat.

February 7, 2011



Many people not only ask for their needs of the Auliyaa, they also take vows on their names, by saying that if a certain need of theirs is fulfilled, then they will place a new chadar on the grave of the Wali, or that they will give a certain amount of money. In this regard it is necessary to familiarise yourself with a few Masaa`il.

(1). To take a vow (minnat or nazar) is an Ibaadat, and to make Ibaadat of anyone else besides Allaah Ta`ala is not permissible. It is stated in our famous Hanafi Kitaab, Durrul Mukhtaar:

February 1, 2011

Layyâ, the aunt of Yûsuf ‘alayhis salâm

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

It is mentioned in the Quran that when Yûsuf ‘alayhis salâm became the king of Egypt and there was a drought, all his brothers came to him asking for food. (At that time they did not know that he was in fact their brother whom they had thrown into the well). He then revealed his true identity to them and gave them his shirt asking them to pass it over their father’s, Ya‘qûb’s ‘alayhis salâm, eyes. He also told them to return with everyone. As a result of passing his shirt over his father’s eyes, his eyesight returned to him. They then left their country and went to Egypt to meet Yûsuf ‘alayhis salâm. When they came to him, Yûsuf ‘alayhis salâm seated his father and his aunt onto his royal throne. He did this out of respect for them. It was at that time that the two of them and all his brothers fell into prostration before Yûsuf ‘alayhis salâm. In those days, such a prostration in place of salâm was permissible. This is no longer permissible.

January 29, 2011



My belief is this that Allaah Ta`ala had bestowed Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) with such knowledge which He had not granted to any other prophet or angel. In fact, the knowledge of all the creation from the first to the last is like a mere drop compared to the ocean of Rasulullaah‟s (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) knowledge. Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) was bestowed with whatever knowledge that was appropriate for his status with regard to the Being and Attributes of Allaah Ta`ala, countless past and future incidents, the condition of the grave and Barzakh, the condition of the Day of Qiyaamah and the condition of Jannat and Jahannum. The estimation of all this, none knows besides Allaah Ta`ala.

January 2, 2011

AHADITH concerning the rewards and the punishments for deeds Part 2

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 6-Etiquette and Manners, Reformation of the Heart, Deeds and their Retribution

Recitation of the Quran

26. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who recites a single letter of the Quran will receive one reward. And the basic principle with regard to rewards is that they are multiplied ten fold. I do not say that Alif Lâm Mîm is one letter. Instead, Alif is one letter, Lâm is one letter, and Mîm is one letter. Based on this, one will receive 30 rewards.”

Cursing oneself or one’s children

December 21, 2010