Zakaat at a Glance

So little given, so much received!

Some benefits for giving Zakaat. You get:

  1. Allah’s Pleasure
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Increase in Wealth
  4. Protection from losses
  5. Barkat (Rain, happiness, etc.)
  6. Protection of wealth
  7. Shelter on the Day of Qiyaamah
  8. Security from seventy misfortunes
  9. A shield against Jahannam’s Fire
  10. Safety from fear and grief
  11. 11. In the process of accumulating wealth, mistakes etc. are made. Zakaat purifies wealth.

 

No Zakaat can be given to…

1. Parents, Husbands, Wives
2. Sayeds, Children & Grandchildren
3. Anyone who has wealth amounting to the Nisaab
4. Building of factories to employ poor

 

Some Muslims who can receive Zakaat…

  1. Fuqara: Poor Muslim relatives, friends and strangers.
  2. Masaakeen: Destitutes living from hand to mouth
  3. Al-Gharimeen: Those who have incurred lawful debts and have no means of repayment
  4. Ibnus-Sabeel: Travellers who have insufficient funds to return home though they may be wealthy back home

 

Don’t want to pay Zakaat?

The hissing bald snake is waiting…

“The person on whom Allah has bestowed wealth, and he does not give Zakaat, on the Day of Qiyaamah, his wealth will be turned into a venomous bald serpent which WILL WIND AROUND HIS NECK AND BITE HIS JAWS and say:

“ I AM YOUR WEALTH, I AM YOUR TREASURE.” (Bukhaari)

 

THE HOT IRON RODS WILL BRAND…

The Holy Qur’aan has informed us that people who do not pay Zakaat etc. will be branded with iron rods on their foreheads, sides and backs

 

Abusing Zakaat…

 

“If ever Zakaat becomes (unlawfully) part of a (person’s) property, then it does not but destroy that property.” (Hadeeth)

 

Cheats never succeed!