Unlike Zakat, sadaqah is not obligatory but is rather a simple act of kindness done out of compassion with the intention to please Allah (SWT) and help others.
Zakat or almsgiving, which is the third pillar of Islam, refers to a Muslim’s annual obligatory donation to charitable causes if they have or own certain types of wealth. One may wonder why one must share their wealth with others. The straightforward answer to that is, Zakat is the right of the poor. As a wealthy Muslim, if you want to ‘purify’ your wealth, paying Zakat is the way.
It was tropical cyclones, starvation and loans that shaped the lives of 450 families of fishermen of Mohora fishing village three years ago.
According to a research done by Dr. Kabir Hassan, Prof. University of New Orleans, it has been calculated that each year BDT 25,000 crore of zakat can be obtained from Bangladesh and if distributed properly each extremely poor family can get two million taka from this huge fund.
When did you forget what Zakat actually means? When did the month of Ramadan become a ostentatious show of wealth and affluence?
A Mymensingh court place zakat donor Mohammad Shamim, his son and six others on a three-day remand in a case filed following the deaths of 27 people in stampede during zakat distribution.
A police officer is suspended over the deaths of 27 people in stampede during Zakat distribution in Mymensingh.
A day into deaths of 27 people in stampede during Zakat distribution in Mymensingh, Dhaka Metropolitan Police makes it mandatory to seek its permission for arranging any event to distribute zakat.