Donation And Zakat
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What is Zakat (Obligatory Charity)?
Zakat is an obligatory act ordained by Allah (The Glorified and Exalted) to be performed by every adult and able bodied Muslim. It is an important pillar among the five pillars of Islam. Zakat is a part of the wealth and property that Muslims must pay annually, to help the poor of their community. One of the main purposes of Zakat is to keep those who are wealthy clean, monetarily, from sin. It is a form of Sadaqah (charity) which is obligatory on Muslims.
Why should I pay Zakat?
Allah (The Glorified and the Exalted- Subhaanahu wa Ta'ala) commands in the Quran, "Take alms out of their property, you would cleanse them and purify them thereby, and pray for them; surely your prayer is a relief to them; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing." [Al-Quran 9:103]
Narrated Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles): To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle; to offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly; to pay Zakat (i.e. alms); to perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca), and to observe fast during the month of Ramadan. (Al-Bukhari, Vol.1, Book 2, No.7).
When is Zakat due?
A complete year in the Islamic calendar should pass, starting from the very day of the nisab's possession, without any decrease to zero during the year, even if it goes below the nisab. In case of its decrease to zero, the yearly cycle (hawl) starts from the day the nisab becomes complete again. Zakat should be given as soon as possible after it becomes due. It is possible that death may occur and thus lead to failure in fulfilling one's obligations. If a person dies before paying Zakat, then it must be taken from his/her estate.
'Ali reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said: "There is nothing upon you in gold, until it reaches twenty dinars. Thus, if you have twenty dinars at the end of the year, then there is half a dinar levied on it [as Zakat]. Any additional amount will be calculated in this manner. There is no Zakat on property until it has been owned for one year." (Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and al-Baihaqi).