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Plz tell me about ZAKAT.... this subject is much necessary to put the light. plz explain as 2.5% ZAKAT is not understandable for me.
Add Your Comments  Question by: DR. SAMREEN MOHSIN On 16 June 2010
Comments by: Adnan Muhammad Khan On 16 June 2010
The root of the word Zakah is Z-K-O, which means ‘to grow,’ ‘to flourish, ‘to bloom,’ ‘to blossom,’ ‘to develop’. So Zakah means ‘development,’ ‘nourishment,’ ‘growth,’ ‘flourishing’, ‘blooming and blossoming,’ ‘augmenting.’ The words – waatawoo alzzakata – have repetitively come in the Quran, and have come with stress. Hence the meaning of the word – waatawoo alzzakata – became ‘to pay Zakah’.  
Think in the light of the aforementioned meanings of the word Zakah: What would ‘paying Zakah’ mean? – It is nothing else but ‘ to provide for the nourishment, development – and growth of the others’. It means providing subsistence for the nourishment and development of the humans is the fundamental duty of the party of Momineen (the followers of Allah’s Laws). It may so be organized that the humans may attain the development of their potentialities. This development also encompasses the capacities, the potentialities of their physical life. In other words, it means the growth of the human body as well as the development and evolution of the human personality. On behalf of the party of Momineen, it is the System of the Government that discharges this duty. That is why it is given in the Quran. 22/41 "There are the people who, when make establishment in the country, will establish the system of Salaat and arrange for the system of Zakah".  

Comments by: faisalmasoodsunny On 22 December 2010Report Abuse
DR. SAMREEN MOHSIN just pay the "bills" of state you are living in. means follow the excise and taxation rule, pay tex property tex, all kind of tax excise duty etc etc. this is zakat.

Comments by: DHULQARNAIN On 13 July 2011 Edit DeleteReport Abuse
Peace to All,  
ZAKAA/ZAIN-KAF-WOW: to grow, be pure and clean, purify, be righteous, thrive, prosper, grow; succeed, improve, strong. Dictionary of the Quran, by Abdul Mannan Omar, pg. 233.  
Zakaa has nothing to do with money. The term means to purify, but purify from what? It can only mean to purify, that is, improve one’s salaa (allegiance to Allah and to obey His Commandments), especially from—shirk, the unforgivable sin.  
Let’s look at an example:  
28:38 And Pharaoh said: O chiefs! I do not know of any god for you besides myself; therefore kindle a fire for me, O Haman, for brick, then prepare for me a lofty building so that I may obtain knowledge of Musa's God, and most surely I think him to be one of the liars.  
You can see in 28:38 that Pharaoh declares himself to be a god along with Allah. This is clearly shirk.  
79:17-19 Go to Pharaoh, surely he has rebelled. And say: Wilt thou purify thyself? And I will guide thee to thy Lord so that thou fear (Him).  
Here, in 79:18, Pharoah is being asked to zakaa/purify himself and become guided, but purifyhimself from what? It can only his priniciple sin—shirk. Certainly he isn’t being asked to shell out some money. Yes, the definition of “to grow” fits as well. To grow, in regard to Deen Al-Islam, is to certainly grow and become strong as a servant of Allah. Such an individual is always on guard against doing shirk and being righteous in general.  
Zakaa is often seen in proximity to salaa and we are told to establish it along with salaa. The phrase establish salaa and zakaa can mean:  
SALAA- ( establish allegiance to Allah and obey His Commands) and ZAKA-: keep the salaa free of shirk; keep it strong, keep it for what it was designed.  
The relationship between of salaa and zakaa is how one develops—strong taqwa.  

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