Zakat (Obligatory Charity) is one of the major duties required by Allah from all of His Submitters, and this requirement is mentioned in different forms such as Zakah, Haqqun and Nafaqah in the Quran to understand His law for fulfillment it on behalf of us.
A compulsion to clean one’s wealth by distribution it with the less fortunate
Although, charity is often seen as an non-compulsory in humanity, and definitely this can also be the case for Muslims (Sadaqah), Islam has commanded an responsibility upon every Muslim to give 2.5% of his/her wealth to charity, this exercise is called Zakah.
Zakah means is “to purify” or ‘to cleanse’ the wealth by sharing it with the needy, and is the 3rd pillar of Islam.
The Holy Qur’an states, “You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salah) and give the obligatory charity (Zakah). Any good you send forth on behalf of your souls, you will find it with Allah. Allah is seer of everything you do.” (Qur’an: 2:110)
Zakah is a honorable practice for Muslims for various aims. Whereas building strong relations amongst the well-off and poor, it also helps to relax one’s ego, distancing the heart from jealousy and greed. Zakah is not envisioned to be troublesome or harmful to Muslims. By itself, there is a smallest amount upon which Zakah is payable (Nisab).
Muslims are only compulsory to pay Zakah if they hold assets that fall within or above the Nisab threshold and if they are over the age of puberty and stable.
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