OBLIGATORY AND VOLUNTARY CHARITY IN ISLAM

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There are two kinds of charity in religion Islam that are obligatory and voluntary, well known as Zakat and Sadaqah respectively. The concept of charity can be seen in most of the communities of world. The tradition of Islam has rigid laws that are associated with it. Charity in religion Islam is seen as strengthening of the ideal of Muslim community. Every Muslim in the Islamic community is seen to reside with unity as one people.

The Holy Quran states in verse 2:110:

And establish prayer and give zakah, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with ALLAH. Indeed, ALLAH of what you do, is Seeing.

Charity is central to every Muslim’s life. Muslims should make reference library in masjids, where Muslims can go and study and understand Islam. From the masjid, there should be proper management for the collection and distribution of all Sadaqah and Zakat. It would benefit the whole community if each masjid would incorporate a medical clinic free of cost which can meet after Friday Prayer (Jummah Namaz) or any other day. Muslims who are in need of emergency assistance and help can receive urgent treatment. ALLAH Almighty knows each and everything we do in open or hidden, ALLAH Almighty has His own way of punishment and judgment.

Verse 2:43 of Holy Quran,

And establish prayer and give zakah and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].

Charitable giving (Zakaat or sadaqah) is highly commended in religion Islam as it is in most affective global traditions. It is through the act of charity or donation that one is elevated to a higher spiritual activity and feels the benefits and happiness of serving humanity. Ramadan of Holy Ramadan is the ideal and best time to give charity; any kind of giving it may be. One form of obligatory charitable giving, Zakat, is one of the five basic pillars of religion Islam. Zakat, means to purify, is giving alms to the needy and poor and it is obligatory for every adult able Muslim of sound mind and means. In the same way, many people choose to give Sadaqah, which are not obligatory but voluntary donations during Holy Ramadan another obligatory charity is paying Fitrana, that is given just before the Eid ul Fitr prayer at the end of Holy Ramadan.

Verse 2:274 of Holy Quran,

Those who spend their wealth [in ALLAH’S way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.

May ALLAH Almighty make us able to give charity and gives us sense of humanity and save us and guide us away from all devils that are eager to destroy Islam in us. Ameen

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND MUSLIM IN ISLAM (PART 2)

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When we talk about the human rights in Islam we actually mean to say those rights that have been granted by ALLAH Almighty. Not anyone has the right to withdraw them or abrogate them. These rights are not like the worldly human rights which are conferred on the piece of paper for the sake of show-off and exhibition but denied in actual life when the show is over.

Verse 5:44 of Holy Quran,

Indeed, We sent down the Torah, in which was guidance and light. The prophets who submitted [to ALLAH] judged by it for the Jews, as did the rabbis and scholars by that with which they were entrusted of the Scripture of ALLAH, and they were witnesses thereto. So do not fear the people but fear Me, and do not exchange My verses for a small price. And whoever does not judge by what ALLAH has revealed – then it is those who are the disbelievers.

Verse 49:11-12 of Holy Quran,

O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers. O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear ALLAH; indeed, ALLAH is Accepting of repentance and Merciful.

Islam has laid down the rule that no person can be imprisoned until and unless his guilt has been proved in an open court. To arrest a person just on the basis of some doubts or suspicion and throw him into a prison without any court proceedings and without providing that person a reasonable chance to provide something in his defence is not permissible in Islam.

Amongst the rights that religion Islam has given to human beings is the right to protest against tyranny. Referring to it the Holy Quran says in verse 4:148,

ALLAH does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged. And ever is ALLAH Hearing and Knowing.

In Islam, all power and authorities belongs to ALLAH Almighty. Islam gives human the right of freedom of expression and thought and it should be used for the propagation of truth and virtue and not for spreading evil and wickedness. Under no condition would Islam allow wickedness and evil to be propagated.

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