Sadaqatul Fitr-Did you know?
- Category: Fiqah
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18 MASAA'IL CONCERNING SADAQATUL FITR:
Sadaqatul fitr is wajib on the following persons: (1) the person upon whom zakat is wajib, (2) the person upon whom zakat is not wajib but who has wealth equal to the nisab of zakat over and above his basic needs. This is irrespective of whether the wealth is for the purposes of trade or not and irrespective of whether he had it in his possession for a full year or not. This sadaqah has to be given on or before the day of eid ul-fitr.
A person has a massive house, very expensive clothing which does not have any gold or silver lace on it, he has a few servants, he has lots of furniture and other items but does not have any jewellery, and all these items are in use. Sadaqatul fitr is not wajib on such a person. Alternatively, he has certain items which are over and above his basic needs, some of his clothing has gold or silver lace on it, and he also has some jewellery. However, all these items do not reach the nisab of zakat. Sadaqatul fitr is also not wajib on such a person.
I’tikaaf-Benefits and Virtues
- Category: Fasting and Eid
There are two common types of I’tikaaf which are observed by many Muslims:
- Sunnah I’tikaaf
This was the general practice of Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. This I’tikaaf is observed during the last ten days of Ramadhaan.
- Nafl I’tikaaf
There is no special time or a specific number of days for Nafl I’tikaaf.
- Category: Fiqah
- All alcoholic drinks are haraam and impure. The same rule applies to toddy (a drink that is made by adding hot water and sugar to whisky, rum, or brandy). It is not permissible to consume these alcoholic drinks even as a source of medication. In fact, it is not even permissible to apply medicines that contain alcohol.
- Apart from alcohol, it is permissible to consume all other intoxicants on the condition that they are consumed only for medication. Furthermore, only that amount will be permissible which does not intoxicate the person. If a person consumes an amount that intoxicates him, it will become haraam upon him. It is also permissible to apply medicines that contain such intoxicants. Such intoxicants are: opium, nutmeg, saffron, etc.
Discharging the Obligation of Zakaat
- Category: Zakaat and Sadaqaat
Narrated by Ibn `Abbas Radhiallahu anhu:
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam sent Mu`adh Radhiallahu anhu to Yemen and said, "Invite the people to testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and I am Allah's Messenger, and if they obey you to do so, then teach them that Allah has enjoined on them five prayers in every day and night (in twenty-four hours), and if they obey you to do so, then teach them that Allah has made it obligatory for them to pay the Zakat from their property and it is to be taken from the wealthy among them and given to the poor." (Sahih al-Bukhari)
In this article the following topics of Zakaat will be discussed: