Zakah Explained

Taught By Shaykh Abu Eesa (8h 32m)

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Introduction

What is zakah and how does it work? Who needs to pay zakah and who can receive it? Zakah, while being one of the five pillars of Islam, is often overlooked as being not as serious or obligatory. This is not true. In this course, Shaykh Abu Eesa discusses our understanding of wealth, explaining the rulings regarding zakah in detail.

Lesson 1 - Introduction

What is zakah and how does it work? Who needs to pay zakah and who can receive it? Zakah, while being one of the five pillars of Islam, is often overlooked as being not as serious or obligatory. This is not true. In this course, Shaykh Abu Eesa discusses our understanding of wealth, explaining the rulings regarding zakah in detail.

Lesson 2 - Who Pays Zakah?

Who is zakah obligatory upon? What are the characteristics and conditions of the one who has to pay zakah, and and who is exempt from it? Shaykh Abu Eesa discusses and explains zakah and who deserves zakah.

Lesson 3 - Who Receives Zakah?

Now we know who has to pay zakah, but who is eligible to actually receive zakah? Can anyone receive our charity? Sh. Abu Eesa lists those who are able to receive zakah, and discusses each category in detail.

Lesson 4 - What Is Zakah Paid On?

When it comes to the wealth that we pay zakah on, what do we include? Do we pay zakah on our houses? Our cars? Sh. Abu Eesa discusses the differences of opinion and shares the categories of wealth that zakah must be paid upon.

Lesson 5 - Urud-al-Tijara

Urud-al-tijara are merchandised goods that are bought and sold to make a profit. Is zakah payable on that? Are you allowed to give the merchandise itself as zakah? This lesson covers how zakah works when it comes to merchandise that is being bought and sold in a business.

Lesson 6 - Zakatul-Fitr

There are actually various types of zakah that differ from sadaqah, voluntary charity. One type is zakatul-fitr, which is an obligatory charity paid on a specific day, Eid ul-fitr, and has different rules and regulations. How does one pay zakatul-fitr? This lesson discusses the details of sadaqah and zakatul-fitr.

Lesson 7 - Applying Theory

Now that we’ve covered all the theory of zakah, Shaykh Abu Eesa takes us through a case-based scenario to further explain the concept of zakah and what to do in certain situations regarding zakah.

Lesson 8 - Common Questions

Zakah is one of those areas which causes a lot of unrest for most people especially if you do not know what is obligatory upon you due to the fact you were unaware or you started practicing later. However it is of utmost importance that this Pillar of Islam is fulfilled correctly not just as an act of worship for Allah but for the right of the poor that this wealth goes to. Abu Eesa goes through the most common questions asked about Zakah in this lesson.

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