Posts Tagged "prayer"

Fussing Over the 15th of Sha‘ban

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Slider | Comments Off

Fussing Over the 15th of Sha‘ban

The 15th night of Sha‘ban has, for a time, become a source of much controversy and argument. Can it be singled-out with extra prayers and acts of devotion, or is doing so a bid‘ah?

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Zakat: A Dereliction of Duty?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2008 in Politics & Society | 2 comments

Zakat: A Dereliction of Duty?

The third pillar of Islam is the wealth-tax, or zakat (from tazkiyah – “to purify, cleanse, bless, increase, improve.”) Explaining who should give zakat, and to what categories of the poor, needy and vulnerable it is due, Abu Aaliyah raises the issue of whether there is a need for zakat to be distributed right here in our own country? Yet given the dire poverty and hunger millions of Muslims around the world currently live in, is it even a feasible consideration?

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