Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam 'alaa Rasulillaah 'amma ba'd
The Noble Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sagheer ‘Akoor (May Allah Preserve Him) from the senior mashaayikh of Jeezan, Saudi Arabia will deliver a LIVE tele-lecture with Muwahhideen Publications on Thursday 20th June 2013. The Shaykh is the student of Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullah) and Ash-Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi(rahimahullah). This event will be broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn 'Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and five Masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn 'Abbas, Georgia, Masjid Nur Allaah, New York, Masjid as-Sahabah, Ohio and Masjid Tawheed, Michigan.
This lecture event will be translated LIVE into English In shaa Allah.
The obligation of Zakah is mentioned in numerous places in the Qur’aan and its importance has been abundantly narrated in the Sunnah of the Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
Allah, the Exalted, says,
"And perform Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat.'' [Baqarah:43]
"And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allah, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, and that is the right religion.'' [Bayyinah:5]
"Take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it.'' [Tawbah:103]
From the most famous ahadeeth emphasising the great status of Zakah in the Deen is that which was narrated by Ibn ‘Umar (radhiyAllahu ‘anhumaa) who said,
The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "(The structure of) Islaam is built on five (pillars): Testification of `La ilaha illAllah' (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), that Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is His slave and Messenger, the establishment of Salat, the payment of Zakat, the pilgrimage to the House of Allah (Ka`bah), and Saum during the month of Ramadhaan.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
According to Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah),
Of the five fundamentals of Islaam, Zakat occupies the second position (after the Shahaadah), the first being prayer.
This word is derived from the verb ‘Zaka’, which means: ‘It (a plant) grew.’
The second derivative of this word carries the sense of purification, e.g., ‘Qad aflaha man zakkaha (he is indeed successful who purifies himself). Spending the wealth for the sake of Allah purifies the heart of man of the love of material wealth.
The man who spends offers that as a humble gift before the Lord and thus affirms the truth that nothing is dearer to him in life than the love of Allah and that he is fully prepared to sacrifice everything for His sake. There is no burden of obligation on one who receives Zakat, but a sense of thankfulness and gratitude on the part of the giver, since has been enabled by the recipient to discharge his obligation that he owes to Allah and society. [Az-Zakat from AbdurRahman.org]
Shaykh Muhammad 'Akoor (hafidhahullah) will enlighten us concerning the fiqh of Zakat and by the Permission of Allah, we will all understand and benefit from the knowledge disseminated by the Shaykh regarding this integral matter of our Deen.
We ask Allah to grant us all beneficial knowledge and we seek refuge in Him from knowledge that is void of benefit.
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