Frist of all let me tell you what Zakat is!
“It is the payment given by the rich to the poor ones in a year in the month of Ramadan. It is obligatory to those who have more than 7.5 tola gold, they have to pay 2.5 percent of their wealth to the need in the name of Allah”
No doubt Zakat have the great importance in the Islam. Allah and his Messenger (P.B.U.H) put a great stress on its payment. The importance of Zakat in the light of Quran and Sunnah are as follow,
Zakat in the light of Quran:
Allah has ordered to pay the Zakat many times in the Holy Quran, some of the verse regarding it are as follow,
“Those who believe in Allah, and offer prayers, and from our provision to them they give zakat.”
On the other places of Holy Quran, Allah Almighty said as follow,
“You should offer prayers and obligated zakat and bow down with those who bow down.”
As we can see where all has given the order to offer Namaz at the same place Allah order to give the Zakat this show us how much importance zakat have in Islam.
Some people say that the giving zakat may lessen their money for those Allah says in Quran as follow,
”Zakat is the most beautiful lone given to Allah. Surely, he will double it in return.”
Zakat In The Light Of Hadiths:
Likewise, Allah his Messenger (P.B.U.H) puts the stress in the payment of Zakat some of the hadiths as follow,
It is narrated by Jarir bin Abdullah as follow,
“I gave the recruit of duty to the Prophet for offering prayer and giving Zakat and giving good advice to every Muslim.”
And on the other place, he said as follow,
“Do not hold your wealth to you, Allah will hold his blessings to you”
By the above hadiths, we can clearly have a message of payment of Zakat in Islam.
Now the question may arise in the mind that why much stress is given to zakat? Well in Islam everything has a reason behind. Likewise, zakat has also the benefits as mentioned below.
Benefits of Zakat:
As zakat is from higher society to the lower society. When money is transfer to them it solve the many of their problems. And there are many agencies how to collect zakat from the peoples and then sent many people to pilgrimage to Makkah and book some Umrah Tour Packages with Breakfast or Visa. From the people who can’t afford its expenses but have a great wish. And people who make them do Umrah got the equal reward of Umrah. It is the better way of paying zakat.
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