AR: 814   
Message of Eid
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  AR: 813   
Martyrdom of Hadhrat Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  AR: 812   
Patience - Hallmark of the Prophet's Family
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  AR: 811   
Taraweeh - An introduction
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  AR: 810   
The inward proprieties of reading the Holy Quran
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  AR: 809   
Permissible things when fasting-II
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  AR: 808   
Permissible things when fasting
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  AR: 807   
Punishment on those who don't give Zakaat
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  AR: 806   
Benefits of giving Zakaat
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  AR: 805   
Taraweeh Timeline
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  AR: 804   
Zakaat is not Obligatory on minors and lunatics
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  AR: 803   
Excellence of Ramadhan - A short description
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  AR: 802   
Visiting graves on the 15th night of Shabaan
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  AR: 801   
How does Satan trap people?
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  AR: 800   
Why Mawlid an Nabi is not declared as Eid?
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  AR: 799   
The knowledge and wisdom of Hadhrat Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  AR: 798   
Mention of Mawlid an Nabi in the Holy Quran
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  AR: 797   
Takbeer Tashreeq and its rules
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  AR: 796   
Shariah ruling about making up missed fasts
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  AR: 795   
How to spend the last night of Ramadhan
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  AR 806 : Benefits of giving Zakaat

Benefits of giving Zakaat

Those who give Zakaat are successful

Giving Zakaat is included among the qualities described by Allah Most High in Holy Quran of successful worshippers:

Certainly the believers have attained their goal, those who become most humble and submissive in their Prayer, And who (always) keep away from absurd talk, And who (always) pay Zakat (the Alms-due [and keep purifying their wealth and souls]), Surah Muminoon (23:1-4)

Special favors on those who give Zakaat

There is a Hadith in Sahih Muslim about how Allah Most High showers His bounties on those who give Zakaat and how the Lord Almighty is generous with His generous worshippers:

Translation: Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be well pleased with him) relates to us from the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and related a few Hadith.  Among these, he said that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  Allah Most High told me:  O Beloved!  You keep disbursing, I will grant you.  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  The hands of Allah Most High are brimming.  Continuous disbursement doesn’t lessen it.  Just think!  When He created the heavens and the earth, how much did He disburse!  There is nothing lacking in His hands (i.e. in His power to grant).  His ‘Arsh is on water and in His other hand is His attribute of constriction.  He raises whom He wills and He lowers whom He wills.  (Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 2356)

The importance of Zakaat in Islam is made clear by the following Hadith:

Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Darda (May Allah be well pleased with him), he said:  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  Zakaat is the bridge of Islam.  (Mo’jam Kabeer Tabarani, Hadith No. 175 Shu‘abul Iman, 3159)

There are now 2 opinions about the fact that if there is no bridge, it is very difficult to reach the destination and through a bridge those who are far can come near.  By declaring Zakaat as the bridge of Islam, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) made clear its importance in Islam that if you want to reach the destination of pleasing Allah Most High, then take the bridge of Zakaat and cross this bridge to gain proximity to Allah Most High.  This bridge simultaneously bridges worshippers with worshippers and also joins them with the Creator


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