The Power of Zakat in the 21st Century, by Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad

One of Islam’s most familiar features is zakat, the obligatory charity. However, the pillar of zakat is a little different. Rather than dealing with our connection to God and our own personal self-betterment, the pillar of zakat is a form of social action, as it relates to society and other human beings, argues Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad.

On the fifth anniversary of the inception of the National Zakat Foundation, an organization which seeks to raise awareness about this important pillar and distribute it to worthy individuals, Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad talks about “junk politics,” the modern financial world, spirituality, and how zakat connects faith and finances in order to help us override the concept of corruption and capitalism in the 21st century.

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