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Last Modified:  31 Dec 2012 07:57  GMT

Islam postulates its economic philosophy and theory with cosmological orientation. It is a cosmic fact that the universe and all the living and non-living beings in it obey inviolable laws of its Creator. So, Islam demands human being to be in communion with the mainstream of the nature and the universe by surrendering voluntarily his will to the will and law of God in the realms of the life where he enjoys freedom. This is how Islam is defined in a nutshell. Both the term Khalifa (Vicegerent) c ...

Last Modified:  17 Jun 2011 01:31  GMT

By BY ADIL SALAHI Published: Jun 16, 2011 20:53 Updated: Jun 16, 2011 20:53 THE Prophet (peace be upon him) used various ways to encourage two types of action: Charitable deeds to benefit those in need and earning one's living. With the second type, the Prophet emphasized that the reward a person gets for earning one's living is not merely the income one receives.

Last Modified:  12 Jun 2011 01:31  GMT

By SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI Published: Mar 10, 2011 21:59 Updated: Mar 10, 2011 21:59 Many people receive God's great bounty, but they are mindful only of their own desires, careless about others. They immerse themselves in pleasures at the expense of the hungry. In their arrogance, they look with disdain at others. God has warned believers against such stupidity: “Believers! Do not let your riches or your children make you oblivious of the remembrance of God. Those who do so will surely be ...

Last Modified:  23 May 2011 02:10  GMT

Can one not give qurbani and give that amount of money to a sick close relaive for treatment? zakat money given to him which is not sufficient for treatment.

Last Modified:  11 May 2011 02:10  GMT

Some people think that if a person does one of the actions that are forbidden in ihraam, that he has to offer a sacrifice, or fast for three days, or feed six poor persons, and that can choose whichever of these three he wants.

Last Modified:  10 May 2011 02:10  GMT

I took a loan from a bank six years ago, without knowing anything about what in sharia we call Riba, and I paid some instalments. After few months, I left my job and took my savings, including the loan money, abroad to get married and buy a property and have not paid anything to bank ever since. Now, I realised that this is haraam, and I am willing to return the loan money that I have taken, in order to clean myself from sins, but I am concerned about going directly to the bank, as that will com ...

Last Modified:  04 Mar 2011 06:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Feb 25, 2011 03:25 Updated: Feb 25, 2011 03:25 The Prophet (peace be upon him) made clear that no charity may be given to him or his family, no matter how poor they were. They are not allowed even to let their young children take any of it, even if it is a very small amount. Abu Hurayrah reports: “The Prophet used to be sent quantities of dates at the time when dates were collected from trees. People brought him some portions of their dates. It thus became ...

Last Modified:  26 Feb 2011 03:10  GMT

Is it prescribed for the one who commits a sin to give charity after that?

Last Modified:  27 Jan 2011 10:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Jan 28, 2011 00:35 Updated: Jan 28, 2011 00:35 Some people are very reluctant to give away anything to charity. Even when it comes to paying zakat, which is an incumbent duty on every Muslim who owns more than the threshold of zakat, they find it hard to pay it, trying to find ways to evade it. They feel that it is a tax that reduces what they have for themselves. Such people are often looking at their bank account balance and trying to explore ways of increasin ...

Last Modified:  06 Jan 2011 10:31  GMT

By  ADIL SALAHI Published: Jan 6, 2011 22:02 Updated: Jan 6, 2011 22:02 Islam places strong emphasis on helping the poor in whatever way we can. It promises rich reward for those who often help the poor and the needy so as to alleviate their troubles. Needless to say, charity should come from one’s own money or property. One cannot give charity from another person’s money, even though he has access to it, unless the owner has given him instructions to do so. A question arises ...

Last Modified:  30 Dec 2010 10:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Dec 30, 2010 23:01 Updated: Dec 30, 2010 23:01 Islam stresses the importance of charity, making an essential part of it an obligatory act of worship and promising high reward for what is voluntarily given in addition.

Last Modified:  29 Dec 2010 03:10  GMT

There is a charitable foundation that collects money (charity and zakaah) and does charitable work, but it holds religious competitions, such as competitions in memorising Qur’aan and Sunnah, in which the winner is given a cash prize so as to encourage him. This prize comes from zakaah wealth; is that permissible or not?

Last Modified:  08 Nov 2010 03:10  GMT

There is a charity in our country which organises for seven people to share in a sacrifice, such as a calf or a cow, then the charity takes care of slaughtering it and distributing the meat to the poor in each village. Then each individual takes his share of the sacrifice after the rest has been distributed. Please note that the value of each person's share is 950 pounds. If we assume that we collect the money for seven sacrifices and we have forty-nine people, and it is very difficult to find a ...

Last Modified:  24 Oct 2010 02:10  GMT

If there are poor people in my country who need money, can I give them the price of the sacrifice in charity, or should I offer the sacrifice?

Last Modified:  22 Sep 2010 02:10  GMT

I heard that if a person finds wealth or treasure buried in the grounds of a house that he has bought, he has to give one fifth of it in charity. How correct is this?

Last Modified:  31 Aug 2010 02:10  GMT

Is it better to give in charity in the last ten days of Ramadaan, or to spend the nights of those days in prayer and dhikr which is the only special thing about those nights?

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