Masaarif e Zakaat Who are the Legitimate Recipients of Zakat Can We Give Zakaat to Educational Institutions
“You shall not attain righteousness unless you spend on others of that which you love, and whatever you spend, verily God has knowledge of it.”
(The Glorious Qur’an: 3:92, Translated by Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri)
Literally, Zakaat means “purification” or “cleansing”. Though it encompasses the purification of all of one’s possession, it refers, most specifically, to one’s enormous wealth. However, it purifies not only the wealth of the giver but also his heart and mind from miserliness, greed and all selfish tendencies.Read More
During the Roza Kushai ceremony of a young girl child in Atlantic World, Kalindi Kunj, New Delhi, Mr. Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi introduced MLRC (Minhaj Learning & Research Centre) and stressed the need of Ethical and Spiritual Literacy for Children to an educated audience and mixed gathering of parents.
A beautiful Iftar event was held to celebrate the first Roza (fast) of a young girl named Arshiya. It was a programme designed to educate and encourage young children to embrace the spirit of Islam and instil a sense of religiousness and God-conciousness in them. There are many programmes on Islamic occasions and many others that are frequently held, but this is a good opportunity for the children to become more inclined and interested in learning more about Islam, Mr. Dehlvi said.Read More
Ramadan is an opportune time for us Muslims to imbibe and demonstrate good-neighbourliness and sociability, which are integral parts of Islamic Ethics and essential values of the faith. The Holy Qur'an clearly states:
“And treat the parents with moral excellence and (do good to) relatives, orphans, the needy, the close as well as unacquainted neighbours, and your fellows and the wayfarers and those whom you possess. Surely, Allah does not like the one who is arrogant (i.e., self-conceited) and boastful (i.e., egoist)" (4: 36)Read More
“If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.” (Abu Dawud)
Islam emphasizes that making mistakes is a reality of life for people. So even though Islam understands people's straying nature, it doesn't give them a pass when it comes to making errors or faults; rather, Islam encourages believers to speak the truth and pray for forgiveness for the flaws they committed. Furthermore, this act of asking for forgiveness is not merely a human effort. Instead, Allah S.W.T responds to a sincere desire for repentance by forgiving one such believer.Read More
Ramadan is an opportune time to build inter-community cohesion in our country through interfaith dialogue based on the exhortations of the Qur’an…….
The Qur’an espouses an idea of universal brotherhood, inter-community cohesion and inter-faith dialogue in clear, spirited and unequivocal terms. In fact, the principle of Universalism is deeply enshrined in the essential message of Islam based on the Qur’anic approach to inter-faith dialogue which calls for wide embrace for mankind, universal brotherhood, acceptance and large-heartedness. Numerous verses in the Qur’an exhort dialogue and reconciliation among different faith traditions and religious communities such as:
“(O Glorious Messenger!) Invite towards the path of your Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and hold discourse with them in the finest manner” (16:125)Read More