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The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr

By Mufti Faraz ibn Adam The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285) The Evidence All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith: ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Umar…

The Ruling on Zakat on Islamic House Purchase Plans

Answered by Mufti Muhammad Zubair Butt Chair, Al-Qalam Shariah Panel Question: Respected Al Qalam Scholars In the name of the Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful In recent years, Muslims living in the UK have been fortunate in being able to have…

Use of Zakāt for Administrative Expenses of Charities

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Question: What is the Islamic legal judgment about charities [run by Muslims] registered as NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations) collecting and distributing Zakat money? Is it lawful (in Islam) for such organizations to use part of the…

The Inner Dimensions of Zakat

By Shah Wali Allah al-Dihlawi Translated by Marcia K. Hermansen You should know that when a need presents itself to the poor person, and he entreats God about it either verbally or through his condition, his entreaty knocks at the…