4 Week Course taught by Ustadh Muhammad Ali | Limited Places | Ages 14+ | Open to Males and Females
Zakat is a humanitarian device given to us by Allah Almighty by which we can help the poor and needy. Classical textbooks explained Zakat for their respective eras. However, the financial and zakat related issued facing Muslims in the 21st century are very different to those of the past. This unit will teach you rules which will allow you to answer questions like:
Do I need to pay Zakat on my car and my house?
Can I give zakat to my parents?
I have a mortgage; do I still need to pay zakat?
Do I pay zakat on my student finance?
I haven’t paid zakat in years; what do I do?
What are the spiritual implications of giving charity?
How do I calculate zakat by myself?
Understanding the obligation of zakat and the conditions which necessitate it.
Identifying the different recipients for zakat.
Understanding the outer and inner benefits of giving zakat.
What will I learn?
You will learn about:
The linguistic and technical definition of zakat.
Types of wealth for which zakat must be paid.
The thresholds (nisaab) for gold, silver and fiat money.
The different types of recipients for zakat.
The conditions which necessitate giving zakat.
Circumstances where one is not required to give zakat.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:
Explain the definition of Zakat and upon whom it is obligatory.
Describe the different types of wealth on which Zakat is compulsory
Assess different situations and determine whether or not an individual is required to pay Zakat.
Apply the theory learnt and calculate whether or not the value of your wealth reaches the minimum level (nisaab).
Explain the different types of people for whom Zakat is payable to.
Describe scenarios where it would not be permissible to give Zakat to a certain recipient and explain why this is the case.