Intro to Pillar 3: Zakat (Almsgiving)
5 Pillars: Zakat (Almsgiving) • 5m 15s
It isn’t easy to part with the things we love and that's the point. Zakat (Almsgiving) trains our hearts to value giving more than material things. Sh. Abdullah Oduro dives into the third most important pillar of Islam.
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What is it: Zakat
Growth. Increase. Purification. Sh. Abdullah Oduro gives us a thorough explanation on what Zakat (almsgiving) is, including the 4 items that a Muslim is expected to pay Zakat (almsgiving) from.
Why do we give it: Zakat
Giving Zakat (almsgiving) is obligatory, but it is not given from the money you need to survive. Sh. Abdullah explains why we give from our money and how to seek blessings from this act of worship.
When do we give it: Zakat
When you pay Zakat depends on two factors: 1. the type of wealth or commodity and 2. the amount of time that wealth or commodity has been in your possession. Sh. Abdullah breaks down how to calculate the amount of Zakat required per commodity by time elapsed.