The verbal meaning if Zakah is `something what purifies`. It is one of the five pillars of Islam that has been mentioned with stress in more than 24 verse of the holy Quran. This book `Zakah According to Qur`an and Sunnah` is a nice work by Prof Muhammad Zulfiqar, which helps readers do away with numerous misunderstandings about Zakah. Islam has declared Zakah as poor`s right and asked the `have-ones` to give a `due share` to the poor.
The book covers important topics like:
Zakah`s Nisaab (Criteria)
Is that payable on used jewelry?
Whom to pay?
Can it be paid to parents?
Is Zakah payable on diamonds bought as part of savings?
Can Zakah money be spent on building mosques?
History of Zakah and much moreThe author has beautifully compiled the answers to these questions in light with fatwas and jurisdiction from renowned scholars. He has also explained the core concepts of Zakah with numerical example to make for easy understanding. This masterpiece by Darussalam Publishers contains important topics like: History of Zakah, Conditions of Zakah, Recipients of Zakah, and Zakah on Gold, Jewelry, Investments, Business and Real Estate. If you aspire to learn the core concepts of Zakah from authentic Islamic sources, this is a must-read for you.
I apparently held the wrong cocnept in regards to zakhat. I decieded to do some research on the exact criteria and conditions of zakhat to make it valid, thats when I came across this amazign book. It goes in to detail with the help of references from the Quran and the hadeeth. Hence I think its really important for everyone to read this book. Ignorance can not be used as an excuse when resources containing the requiered knowledge like this book are easily available. highly recommended.