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13 July 2014

Confused about where to give? Don’t be!

With the recent escalation of events in Gaza, the continued suffering of the people of Syria and the ongoing episodes of poverty and oppression in so many parts of the Muslim world, many of us who would otherwise gladly give our Zakat and Sadaqah to support those in need within own own localities might now…

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11 July 2014

Zakat: Pay, Purify, Prosper, Protect by Iqbal Nasim

It is symbolic that the word “Zakat” comes from an Arabic root word that has connotations both of purification as well as growth. When we pay our Zakat we purify our wealth and it apparently seems to diminish. But in reality, this purification paves the way for growth, as Allah blesses our wealth and our…

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26 April 2014

Understanding Zakat

Zakat is one of the major religious duties in Islam. Literally, zakat means to “purify”. It refers to the purification of a believers’ wealth and soul. Wealth purification denotes the mobilization of assets for the purpose of financial growth and justified distribution. Purification of the soul implies freedom from hatred, jealousy, selfishness, uneasiness and greed….

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