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It is not Just About Self-restraining

It is not Just About Self-restraining

It is not Just About Self-restraining

According to shari’a definition, fasting is “An act of worship dedicated to Allah the Exalted by restraining from anything that could invalidate it since the breaking of dawn until the sun set.” As for invalidators of fasting, in Islam, are: Eating, drinking, deliberate vomiting, and having sexual intercourse.

If there’s any kind of self-restraining beside it, then it is not considered as fasting in Islam.

For example: If there’s a person who aim to get closer to Allah the Exalted by restraining himself from consuming meat; or by consuming only white rice; or by restraining himself from talking to anyone; or from sleeping; or from sitting; or from sheltering; and so on; those are not valued as fasting in Islam.

In a hadith, it is mentioned that one day, when the Messenger of Allah was preaching, one of his companions chose to stand under the very hot sun. The Messenger asked, what is he doing. The other companions answered that he is Abu Israil, and he had vowed not to sit, take shelter, talk, and he is fasting. Upon hearing that, the Messenger said, “Tell him to sit, shelter, talk, and continue his fast.” (Narrated by Bukhari no. 6704)
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Zakat from Unlawful Wealth transforms it into Lawful Wealth?

Zakat from Unlawful Wealth

Zakat from Unlawful Wealth transforms it into Lawful Wealth?

Question:

Ustadz, I have a question. Is it true that all kinds of wealth, if we have paid its zakat. become pure or lawful? Even though it comes from corruption, burglary, stealing, etc?

From: D.Setiawan

Answer:
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Ruling of Zakat Investment in Zakat Distributor Foundation

Calculating Zakat of Gold

Ruling of Zakat Investment in Zakat Distributor Foundation

Among things that are questioned is regarding zakat that is paid to social foundation, to be distributed to the poor, is the foundation allowed to invest it?

The answer is no, it is not allowed. In shari’a the zakat payer is ordered to distribute his zakat to the poor. Therefore, zakat payer is not allowed to invest it since it is contrary to Allah’s order to him. Likewise, representation of zakat payer, that is the social foundation that is trusted to distribute the zakat to the rightful. The foundation is obliged to distribute it immediately.

Beside that, what so-called investment sometimes causes some loss and no one can guarantee that it will always yield profit. For sure, if any loss happened, then the one suffering from it is the poor as its rightful owner.

This is the explanation given by Sheikh Dr Saad Syatsri in the second virtual lecture of the Minah Seminar held byJamiah al Ma’rifah al ‘Alamiyyah 1433 H

Author: Ustadz Aris Munandar, MPi

Article of www.syaria.com

Zakat to help His Uncle to Marry

Zakat be measured with Gold or Silver

Zakat to help His Uncle to Marry

Question:

m I allowed to pay my zakat obligation to my uncle, so that he can marry soon? For your information, his salary is very small and moreover, half of it is given to his parent.

Answer issued by Sheikh Dr. Khalid Al-Musyaiqih:
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Is it Compulsory to Pay the Zakat for A Piece of Land sold for business intention?

Zakat

Is it Compulsory to Pay the Zakat for A Piece of Land sold for business intention?

Question:

I have a piece of land located at the sideway, and I am not intending to sell it these days. But I have a plan to sell it if someday the price of this land soars. Should I pay some zakat for this land?

Answer:
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