Setel-Zakat on Gold and Silver - Introduction of Zakat Zakat is a certain fixed portion of the wealth and property that a Muslim is obliged to pay

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Introduction of ZakatZakat is a certain fixed portion of the wealth and property that a Muslim is obliged to payyearly for the benefit of the poor in the Muslim community. The payment of Zakat is obligatory,as it is one of the five pillars of Islam. Zakat is the major economic means for establishing socialjustice and leading the Muslim society towards prosperity and security.Every Muslim who owns a fixed, minimum amount of wealth (called Nisab), and whosatisfies certain other conditions, must pay Zakat. The Qur’an mentions Zakat in many places.For example, Allah (S.W.T) says:ۗۗعٌيمِ سسَهُسلّلاوَمْسهُلَنٌكَسسَكَتَ لَسصَنّإِمْسهِيْلَعَلّسصَوَاهَبِمْهِيكّزَ تُ وَمْهُ رُهّطَتُةً قَ دَصَمْهِلِ اوَمْأَنْمِذْ خُمٌيلِ عَ“Take Sadaqah (obligatory charity) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify themwith it, and invoke Allah for them. Verily, your invocations are a source of security for them, andAllah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.”(9:103)Zakat has been made obligatory on Muslims for an honorable wisdom and to bring aboutmany noble benefits. Zakat purifies one’s property and earnings, increases them and savesthem from destructive impurities. Zakat fills one’s wealth with the blessings of obedience to Allah~ and honoring His Commandments. It cleanses the human soul from the ills of greed, miserlyconduct, covetousness and selfishness. It extends help to the poor, the needy and the deprived.It unites the hearts upon Iman (Faith) and Islam (submission to Allah). It rids the hearts of thedarkness of weak faith and evil doubts, and brings them to the clarity of strong faith andcertainty. The Qur’an Verses and the Prophetic Hadith strongly encourage giving Zakat whileaffirming its great reward and tremendous bounties. It is a means to enter Paradise, and a deedthat allows one to taste the sweetness of Iman (Faith). Giving this obligatory charity does notdecrease a person’s wealth, as some stingy people may think.1 | P a g e
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Definition of Zakat on Gold and SilverDefinitions :Gold and silver is a mineral that is required to charity. This is because these metals are veryuseful on its use as an exchange value of all things. As for other jewelry of gold and silver, which is diamond, pearl, silk, copper, etc. are not obligatory zakat on it.Evidence :Meaning :" Dear persons that faithful, indeed many between priest members and religious experts (Jewsand Christians) eat public property in a wrong way, and they prevent human from Allah road(religion Islam). So announce to them the punishment of a painful doom. That is on day burnedgold and silver and the property in hell pass disagreed with him in their forehead, and theirflank, and their back while being alleged to them. This is what you hoarded for yourselves, sotaste the torment of what you store it."( Surah At-Taubah: 34-35)2 | P a g e
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  • Summer '14
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  • Islam, zakat, Nisab

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