Surplus donation money

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Question: Assalaamu Alaikum Please advise how to go about the following situation. An appeal was made for donations, and specific mention was made that it would go to a certain organization in need. The administrators of the organization were also made aware that funds were being raised for them. Much more funds than anticipated were collected. The bulk was donated as advertised to the organization in question. The last few amounts … [Read more...]

Is Zakat due on charitable/family foundations?

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Salamalaykum wr wbDear ulamaa and MuftisDoes a CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND A FAMILY FOUNDATION have to pay Zakat?Jasaka allahu khayran for ur time and sharing.ur Brother in Deen Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Respected Brother, In principle, Zakāh is only due on those Zakāt-able assets upon which one has complete ownership. Complete ownership is … [Read more...]

Is permissible to give Sadaqatul Fitr to non-Muslims?

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Question: Is allowed to give Sadaqatul Fitr to non-Muslims? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Sadaqat-ul-Fitr, like Zakat, must be paid to Muslims. [1] And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best. Khalil Tatarstani Student - Darul Iftaa Orenburg, Russia Checked and Approved by, Mufti Muhammad Zakariyya Desai. [1]  البحر الرائق شرح … [Read more...]

Charitable Acts

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Charitable Acts   Abu Dharr, radiyallahu 'anhu, reported that some of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, said to him: "O Messenger of Allah, the rich have taken away all the rewards. They observe the prayer as we do, and they keep the fasts as we do, and they give sadaqah (charity) from their surplus riches." Upon this he (the Prophet) said: "Has Allah not prescribed for you (a course) by following … [Read more...]

Zakaat and Taxes

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ZAKAAT AND TAXES Zakaat, by definition, is an ordained right for specific wealth from a specific group at a specific time in order to achieve Allah's Pleasure and purify the self one, one's wealth and the society-at-large. Whereas a tax, by definition, is a burden determined by an authority (civil or otherwise). This authority collects it through compulsion and uses the revenue for general expenses and to achieve some economical, social or … [Read more...]

Recipients of Zakaat

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Now that we understand zakah, and its various conditions and calculation, we must now learn who it is payable to. Those who are entitled to receive zakah are grouped into eight categories, as determined by the Qur'an and Sunnah. Allah says, "Sadaqat are only for the poor who do not beg and the poor who beg and those employed to collect them, and for attracting the hearts (of those who have been inclined towards Islam), and to free the captives … [Read more...]