Saturday, September 13, 2008

Article: Time To Take Zakat As Seriously As Ramadhan

Here is an excellent article, Masha Allah, about Zakat.

I felt joy to know that it is the fiqh of Zakat that it be distributed LOCALLY first! Too much zakat goes overseas or back home at the expense of needly local Muslims and organizations.

Yes, I know that those overseas or back home are in need, too. But people: can't we spread it around a bit?! I think it is sinful that many local Muslims have been forced to go to non-Muslim agencies for help because they have been turned away or turned down by local Muslims and local masjids in America.

May Allah (swt) help us all and return us to the ways of our pious predecessors/Ameen.


kafrawy said...

kol sana we enty tayba

ramadan mubarak

Safiyyah said...

Jazaka Allahu Khayr, Kafawy (Insha Allah!) Can someone translate?

Anonymous said...


And Ramadan Mubarak :)

Ya Haqq!

Bosnian hijab girl said...

thanks for reminding us!

Desert Housewife A. (The Canadian in Jubail) said...

I agree!