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Ali Al-Qarra Daghi: Zakat al-Fitr and Umrah funds for this year are sufficient for the poo

  • 2020-05-09 10:49:56

The Secretary-General of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars, Dr. Ali Al-Qarah Daghey said that God imposed zakat on Muslims for two reasons: The first is purification of hearts, souls, minds and spirits, for the rich and the poor.

He added in statements to a (5/5/2020) episode of the program "Sharia and Life in Ramadan" that the second reason for imposing Zakat is the testimony, and he mentioned in the Qur'an, "Take from their money charity that purifies them and commits them to them."

He continued his speech that the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, was the best of Ramadan, because it is a month of good deeds and a month in which the reward and reward are doubled. The Messenger, peace be upon him, said, “I love people to God, the most beneficial to people.” Goodness and charity are among the best gifts for God.

He emphasized that the concept of zakat does not mean making money only, just as Islam is a dual concept, and as Imam al-Ghazali said, “Zakat of knowledge is its propagation, and zakat is the guidance of it in the service of people, and zakat is not what the Holy Qur’an has specified.” Every blessing has zakat and everything is different from others. .

And on expediting zakat, especially in the time of Corona to help stranded people, Al-Qara Daghi said that he conducted a study on the Zakat of Muslims in the Islamic world and it was found that it reaches between 300 and 400 billion dollars, and this is in addition to the state and oil money, but it is only the money of private companies. And he confirms that if these funds were spent in a clear and correct way, he would not remain poor.

He cautioned that the Noble Qur’an spoke about a zakat institution, and therefore the workers mentioned it, and states should supervise this institution without interfering in its affairs, and he continued that if the Zakat of al-Fitr was collected this year with a minimum amount, it would reach 4 billion dollars, and he added that the Umrah money that Muslims were banned from it this year because of a minimum corona amounting to more than $ 36 billion, and spending this money on the poor is better for God than Umrah.

He appealed to all Muslim and Muslim merchants in general to pay zakat, and he also appealed to countries to organize zakat institutions that are independent in their work, because this would contribute to alleviating the suffering of Muslims, especially after the Corona crisis, and zakat should be paid according to their banks mentioned in the Holy Quran.