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.
Four people are detained hours after a case is filed over the incident of nine women’s death in a stampede when thousands of people gathered to collect zakat and essentials provided by an industrial group in Chittagong’s Satkania upazila.
Distribution of clothes for Zakat ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr is going on in the country amid mismanagement and lack of security.
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 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.