November 26, 2023 3 mins

Is It Necessary for Me to Pay Zakat, Perform Missed (Qada’) Prayers, and Fasts...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I was born into a family where we considered ourselves “Muslims by the name.” Still, we didn’t do daily prayers, were quite secular, and didn’t take practicing Islam seriously, especially me. I went to a Sunday Islamic school for a few months as a 7-year-old but did not learn […]
November 11, 2023 3 mins

Can We Accept Charity from or Give Charity to Non-Muslims?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question Since philanthropy is a great advantage of Islam, I began to inquire about accepting money from non-Muslims or giving money to non-Muslims through zakat or charity, so I had to write academic research on this topic in order to study it, which led me to come to your presence […]
November 11, 2023 2 mins

Is Paying Someone’s Zakat Without Their Instruction Valid?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question I told my uncle that I am thinking to give zakat to Mrs. X (I didn’t send him any money and didn’t specify any amount) . Now, my uncle used his own money to pay zakat to Mrs. X without letting me know. He told Mrs. X that this […]
November 11, 2023 2 mins

What Can I Do to Convince My Husband to Differentiate between Zakat and Tax?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question How can I convince my husband to differentiate between zakat and tax? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question. Difference Between Government Tax and Zakat 1. In general, taxes that we […]