Zakat: An Islamic Perspective on Giving

Assalamu Alaikum,

We are very excited to have a new facility in the Triangle. This new facility will help us organize more events and fundraisers for the community and will help us reach our goal in the future.

As we are approaching Ramadan, I would like to talk about the importance of Zakat. Zakat refers to the purification of a muslim’s wealth and soul. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, which means that it is mandatory for muslims to follow. In Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 274, the Quran states “Those who give to charity night and day, secretly and publicly, receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.” This means that Allah will repay our efforts of Zakat by protecting those who do Zakat. 

One of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SWS): “Do not withhold your money, (for if you did so) Allah would withold His blessings from you.”