Charity


The Upper Hand is Better then the Lower Hand and Imaam Sufyaan ath-Thawree on the Filth of the People

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The upper hand is better than the lower hand (i.e. he who gives in charity is better than him who takes it). One should start giving first to his dependents. And the best object of charity is that which is given by a wealthy person (from the(…)

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Help Needed – Abu Bakr Al-Siddique Center in Detroit (coordinated by brother Abdur-Rahman Al-’Omaisan)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله و على آله و صحبه و من والاه أما بعد… فالسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته A great opportunity for those hoping to be rewarded based upon the hadeeth of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam):“Whoever builds a masjid for Allah, Allah will build for him likewise(…)

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‘… Who is he that will lend a beautiful loan to Allah.’

That is a successful trade, O Abu Ad-Dahdah! Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that `Abdullah bin Mas`ud said, “When this Ayah, [مَّن ذَا الَّذِى يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ] (Who is he that will lend Allah handsome loan: then (Allah) will increase it manifold to his credit (in repaying),) was revealed, Abu Ad-Dahdah Al-Ansari said,(…)

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Zakah – Fee Sabeelillaah – Specific to the Muslim army and its Battles

Citations of Consensus Regarding the Spending of Zakat on General Charities In the Name of Allaah, the Ever-Compassionate, the Bestower of Mercy… A number of scholars of the past, from different math-habs, lands, and time periods, have cited ijmaa’ (scholarly consensus) on the impermissibility of spending zakaat on general charities, like building masjids, roads, bridges,(…)

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Order Your Children to Pray at Seven – By the Hijri Calendar, not Gregorian!

The following is taken from http://muslimkids.multiply.com Because if you wait until your child turns seven by the calendar of the kuffaar (gregorian), then you are more than two months late in ordering them to pray!  This is because the Gregorian calendar is solar, while the Hijri calendar is lunar and thus is ten days shorter(…)

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The Story of Two Israelites

They mentioned the story of two men among the Children of Israel who were partners and who are included in the meaning of this Ayah. Abu Ja`far bin Jarir recorded that Furat bin Tha`labah Al-Bahrani said concerning the Ayah, (Verily, I had a companion) [ 37. As-Saffaat verse 51] “There were two men who were(…)

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Paying Money to a Wikaalah (Representative) for Zakaatul-Fitr

Abul-’Abbaas Moosaa Richardson It’s known that disbursing Zaakat at-Fitr in form of money is impermissible and the fataawa of Ahlul Ilm in this case are many. But is it permissible if I give money to some person and that person buys food for the poor and gives it as Zakat al-fitr on my behalf? [Q]: It’s(…)

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Is paying Zakaah better in Ramadhan ? – Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: Is zakaah better in Ramadaan, even though it is one of the pillars of Islam? He replied: Zakaah, like other good deeds, is better when done at a time of virtue, but when zakaah becomes obligatory and the year has passed, it becomes obligatory(…)

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How to Pay Zakah on Ones’s Salary – Ibn Baz (rahimahullaah)

Zakaah on an Employee’s Salary – Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: There is a man who depends on his monthly salary; he spends some and saves the rest. How should he pay zakaah on this money? He replied: He should write down(…)

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