ushered in an unprecedented social revolution and established a new kind of just
and caring society. The well-off Muslims share their wealth with the less fortunate
ones. Muslims pay 2.5% of their savings and wealth every year in charity. Personal
place of residence, personal car and professional tools are exempted from the
Zakah calculations. Poor Due Charity (Zakah)
can be given in cash or kind for the following purposes:
- For the poor
- For the needy
- For people employed to collect
- To people who are inclined towards
- To free the captives
- For those in debt
- For Allah’s cause
- For travelers
Due Charity is also due on farm produce at the rate of 5-10% depending upon the
mode of irrigation. Such charity is called ‘Ushr.
is no upper ceiling on the amount of charity.
literal meanings of the word Zakah is to purify or to grow. By paying
Poor Due Charity (Zakah) Muslims purify their
wealth and God causes it to grow further.
pay Poor Due Charity (Zakah) by the Islamic