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The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr 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 …

The Ruling on Zakat on Islamic House Purchase Plans 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 …

Use of Zakāt for Administrative Expenses of Charities 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 …

The Inner Dimensions of Zakat 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 …