Sadaqah Jariyah

Important Points on Sadaqah Jariyah

Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim رحمه الله said, “If the one giving charity knew that his charity falls in the hand of Allah before the hand of the poor, the delight of the one giving would be more than the delight of the one taking.” [Madarij al-Salikeen 1/26] On the authority of Abu Hurairah, the Messenger of

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Who are the Recipients of Zakat?

Have you already paid for your zakat? If you did, you might be curious about who will benefit from your contributions.  Allah tells us in the Quran: نَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَالْمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَالْغَارِمِينَ وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ ۖ فَرِيضَةً مِّنَ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ “Indeed, [prescribed] charitable offerings

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Bitcoin Global Sadaqah

Bit by Bit Journey of Bitcoin

Everywhere we go there is talk of Blockchain and Bitcoin. It has created a buzz in every corner of the globe. People are comparing blockchain to the discovery of the Internet.  Imam al-Bukhari titled a chapter in his Sahih demonstrating a very important attribute that a Muslim must observe. The title is: العلم قبل القول

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The Impact of Zakat on Muslim Society

The Impact of Zakat in Muslim Society

Zakat is an obligatory form of charity that all eligible Muslims pay as required by the Shariah. If you’re a Muslim and you have a certain amount of wealth, you probably already pay Zakat every year. But a lot of us don’t really comprehend how Zakat can impact and shape society for the benefit of

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Giving Items Instead of Cash for Zakat

Giving Items Instead of Cash for Zakat

If you’re a Muslim, you probably know about Zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam. You may have even given Zakat previously if you’re eligible. And if you give Zakat regularly every year, chances are you’ve always given it as cash money.  Most people give Zakat in cash, but if you have ever wondered

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Muharram – A Month of Rewards and Hope

Muharram – A Month of Rewards and Hope

The month of Muharram marks the Hijrah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ from Makkah to Madinah – to new beginnings – to the glory of Islam. It also marks Allah helping Prophet Musa عليه السلام and his people when they were being chased by Pharaoh in the most impossible of conditions. There was certain

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Ramadan Fasting

Intention to Fast The obligatory fasting in Ramadan is not considered valid unless a person has made known their intention by reciting a dua to affirm the intention to fast during some part of the night.  The purpose of making our intentions clear—before any deed for that matter—is to remind our inner selves of our

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Types Of Zakat In Islam

What Are the Types of Zakat You Can Pay in Islam (Part 2)

This is the second edition of a two-part series on the types of zakat in Islam. Read on to find out what types of assets are considered zakatable. (Read the part 1 from here) Previously, we’ve established that zakat is derived from the words purify and increase. Zakat is also an obligatory form of charity that

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How to calculate Zakat In Islam

How to Calculate Zakat in Islam?

Giving out zakat is an obligation for all eligible Muslims. But admittedly, formulating how much you need to pay for your zakat can be confusing. Hence, we came up with this mini guide to help you navigate the different facets of paying your zakat. But before we dive right in, it’s always good to remind

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Zakat Types

What Are the Types of Zakat You Can Pay in Islam (Part 1)

Derived from the definitions purify and increase, In Islam Zakat is an obligatory charity that Muslims must pay every year.  As one of the five pillars of Islam, zakat is considered one of the most important things a Muslim will do in their life.  Therefore, it’s necessary for all Muslims to learn and perform the

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