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The Five Jewels of Ramadan – Zakat. Part 4a of (1 to 4a,b)

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment
  The five jewels,  Fasting, Taraweeh, Zakat, Itekaf, And Lilatul Qader

(Quran was revealed for mankind on Lailatul Qader).

 Zakat  the Social Justice Philosophy of Islam. Where the world is going wrong ?  part A of  (A and B )





Who should be blame for the pathetic living of Muslim Community in A Slum In India. Are we some way not responsible for there condition
Who should be blamed for the pathetic living of Muslim Community in A Slum In India. Can we help to change condition they are in,  As a Nation, as a Muslim Community and as a  Indian Society.  think… pl

I am  sad but this is the only way, I can make a point, are we  not   insensitve people.


Zakat The Obligatory Charity , Islamic Solution to the Economic Imbalance In World Society.

The Quran is witness to it being made compulsory on the rich and,  the blessed and resourceful in the society to share from what Allah has given them from his bounty.  In A verse below Allah speaks of  Zakat  being obligatory, in the times of  Prophet Abarham asws.

Quran Al Hakeem, [21:73] “We made them (Abraham and his sons) imams who guided in accordance with our commandments, and we taught them how to work righteousness, and how to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and the obligatory charity (Zakat). To us, they were devoted worshipers.”

The  wealth that comes to us in the form of Earning in currency, Property, Ornaments, Livestock’s, Land and Immovable Properties and other related categories of wealth, is always  for a True Believer is a test from his lord Allah swt.

And he also knows that he is not rich and blessed because of his hard work and intelligence and support of people and enharitance from family wealth or any other, source.  But all the wealth and rewards are  mere blessings and reward which Allah has given him  as a test and nothing more.

He also knows that , It was very much possible that Allah could have made them,  poor, disadvantaged and needy in this world and in the society live.

Just by wealth in hand one does not become blessed, but it is  when he fare”s well to the parameters of test he is put to by Allah, thru his commands to him in Quran.   That is  to share, wealth in Charity and Help the poor, and the needy in family, neighbors, community and society.

[108:1-2] We have blessed you with many a bounty. Therefore, you shall pray to your Lord (Salat), and give to charity.

[17:26-29] You shall give the due alms to the relatives, the needy, the poor, and the traveling alien, but do not be excessive, extravagant.

The extravagant are brethren of the devils, and the devil is unappreciative of his Lord.

Even if you have to turn away from them, as you pursue the mercy of your Lord, you shall treat them in the nicest manner.

You shall not keep your hand stingily tied to your neck, nor shall you foolishly open it up, lest you end up blamed and sorry.

 The World ‘s blind Eyed to the Needs and Suffering among us.

Unfortunately, The World is faced with immense double standards and interest driven economic controls which have made the rich,  richer and the poor the poorest.

Whole of mankind is surrounded by pathetic conditions of human living, no part of the world how developed and how advanced and how rich it might be is not free from people staving for food, clothing, medical aid, basic necessities of free air, water, food, medical support, education, and small measures of civic and social stability.

Why is it so, the rich blame it very sadly on poor and the suffering masses saying they have not put enough effort to develop themselves in life and are a lost opportunity which they are in state of misery this can not be true.

They the needy and the poor in the soiciety are among us  to put ot test the  wealthy in the society  by Allah.

Allah will not have a bigger test for the disadvantaged and  there test is little when compared to the rich.

Quran Al Hakeem [2:177] .Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in GOD, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money, cheerfully, to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveling alien, the beggars, and to free the slaves; and they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat); and they keep their word whenever they make a promise; and they steadfastly persevere in the face of persecution, hardship, and war. These are the truthful; these are the righteous

Islam has given answer and relief to the sufferings of all where ever they are in the form of Obligatory Charity.

And the Teachings of Prophet Mohammed sas are a force to get justice and happiness on the faces of millions poor and needy by destiny, and evils and negligence of the rich.

The Lesson of Sharing is Lost – Islam wants  us to Share our Wealth.

The Society is not training the rich and wealthy in the  community on the basic principles set by Allah the Creator of the universe.  

Allah says,  if you give in my way . and  help the poor and the needy in the society,  it is ME  your Allah, who promises you areward multifold for all that you give in my cause.

[2:272] You are not responsible for guiding anyone. GOD is the only one who guides whoever chooses (to be guided). Any charity you give is for your own good. Any charity you give shall be for the sake of GOD. Any charity you give will be repaid to you, without the least injustice.

It is Allah’s invitation to all of us to do business with him by giving charity in his cause and it is Allah who is promising to retuning back your investment, increased and with greater blessings and security for our wealth and possessions.
This is a matter of firm believe and not a subject of economics or business principle it is mystic it has got to do with the faith and submission to the will of Allah and obedience to how he wants us to conduct our life in this world.
Allah has designed Zakat as integral part of believe of Muslims who are Rich, Zakat, is obligatory on them and they are actually the blessed and extra blessed as the responsibility of wellness of masses and people in need is given to the rich in the Islamic design of a balanced society.
With a commitment form Allah and a promise to give them back multifold for the charity they do, then it should be a time to rejoice and celebrate, that many, nations, and many, people are blessed to play this role given by Allah to elevate the needy and poor in the society this sure is a status of being blessed double with the responsibility to act as reliever to the humans. And taking reward too.