Definition of Zakat
Based on Language
It derivative from th word (زكى) meaning sacred and fertile, including clean, blessing, growing, and good to zakat property, zakat payer, and zakat recipient.
Based on Syarak
Zakat issuing certain property at a certain rate according to certain conditions to be allocated to certain groups.
Zakat is Fardhu Ain on every Muslim who fulfills all the obligatory conditions. Therefore, a Muslim who disregards zakat may result in apostasy. While the Muslim individual who abandons zakat without denying his duty is a great sin. It is the responsibility of the government to manage the collection and distribution of zakat.
Position in Islam
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Wisdom through Zakat
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Below are the wisdom and purpose of ALLAH SWT ordered doing zakat is: -
Asnaf Zakat UPM
Zakat Management and Asnaf Development Section, UPM has allocate Lembaga Zakat Selangor, that is, UPM is only allowed to distribute zakat to five out of eight asnaf only:
Muslims who do not have the property from their effort (work) that are halal and is eligible for it to meet his or her own needs and dependents including food, clothing, place of residence, and other necessities.
Muslims who have a property and outcome from their work are worthy of it but are still inadequate to bear their own needs and dependents.
A new person who embraces Islam is "the one whose heart is softened" are given help to steadfast his love on Islam.
Muslims who run out of expenditure on travel or people who want to travel while they have no expenses provided: -
Every act/matter that leads to the need and the problem of enforcing Islamic teachings.
Updated:: 30/09/2018 [m.jazmi]
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