Zakat is multi-faceted practice.Performing Their obligations on one hand, individuals safeguard themselves from many spiritual and physical troubles and suffering on the other.
In fact, from the perspective of both the benefactor and the recipient, the benefits on an individual through zakat can generally be summed up with the following categorizations:
WHAT BENEFITS ARE THERE FOR THE BENEFACTOR?
As the Arabic word mal, meaning property, is an etymological derivative of mayl, meaning inclination, it can be argued that a person who offers zakat, by virtue of sacrificing a portion of his/her owned wealth, has turned away from the natural love of riches preferring to incline, so to speak, towards God. The eternal reward for such a meaningful sacrifice will, no doubt, only be truly conceived in the afterlife.
Senturk, Omer Faruk. “Charity in Islam” Tughra Books Press. January 2007.
- December 11, 2013
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