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July 07, 2020, 11:23:26 am N. Truth Seeker: InshAllah, vaccine will come but might take a bit of time.
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 on: April 30, 2020, 10:20:12 pm 
Started by Zeynab - Last post by Heba E. Husseyn

Yes it does come from the rate of 2.5% set by Shariah.   

As explained in the original post, the Noble Quran has left the amount to be paid open, leaving it for us to decide in accordance with our financial means. 

I don't have anything against paying 2.5% of one's savings, provided it fits into their financial status and situation.   

Supposing one has savings of $10,000 and is financially stable with a good job and regular flow of income, according to the 2.5% calculation they would require to pay $250.   Sounds perfectly okay. 

However, if a person with $10,000 savings is stuck in a different situation of financial struggle ... like say, the guy has lost his job, he's got a wife and 3 or 4 minor kids to support, he doesn't see any chances of finding work with sufficient salary in the foreseeable future and the family is having to live off that $10,000 day after day.  For how long can they do that?  They don't know.  Their only choice is to play it by the ear through a maze of uncertainty.  If nothing comes by, the guy would eventually have to apply for welfare.  In such a situation maybe $250 might be hard for them to afford, at least for a while until they have a clearer idea of the direction they're moving in. 

Unfortunately, in most lectures our jurists take for granted everyone is happy and carefree with a good job and enough superfluous money.  Unfortunately again, that's not always the case.  In fact in the type of world we survive, that's getting rarer and rarer.  There are far too many Muslim families who are walking a thin line carefully measuring and balancing their budgets, often have to make hard choices between essentials of life.  Yet as long as they have a savings of $10,000 no one will consider them eligible for receiving charity.  Thus, they should be left to decide for themselves what amount they can give without putting themselves under additional pressure.  If it's tough for them to give cash in such a situation, they can consider giving something in kind, like buying a bunch of Halal non-perishable foods (preferably from a $store) and donating to a food bank. That would be cheaper and comforting as well.   

In other words, personal situations differ from person to person.  So the Noble Quran wants us to make our own decision. 

Of course, I also have to mention, that since the Quran trusts us to give whatever superfluous money we can afford, we should not take advantage and game it.  We must not betray the trust Allah has bestowed on us.  Yes, I'm hinting at many who may have savings of a whopping $75,000 plus with all essentials paid quite comfortably every month, yet they may pay not more than $200/year or even less.  They still cannot find superfluous money from their savings because they gotta go for a vacation every year, buy that much worth of brand name clothes every couple of months, must have at least 2 cars at their family's disposal, have needlessly opted to buy a luxury home with a hefty mortgage and blah blah blah.  That sort of approach is a total no no for considering oneself unable to pay one's share of charity.

To sum up your question, it's certainly okay to pay 2.5% if one can afford it in one's existing situation.  But it cannot be made a hard and fast rule regardless of situation.  As we can see, the Quran grants us much more flexibility.

And yeah sis, time is really flying like a birdie.  One-quarter of the blessed month has already passed.  May Allah Almighty grant us acceptance of our efforts performed and efforts to come.  InshAllah, ameen ya Allah.

 on: April 30, 2020, 09:34:16 pm 
Started by Zeynab - Last post by Ruhi_Rose

Ya Rab-al-Alameen, SubhanAllah, how time flies.  It's already 7th Ramadan 1441.   One-quarter of Ramadan is already over.   

We were listening to an evening lecture after Isha last night.   The speaker said charity (zakat) should be $25 for every $1,000 of your savings.   He did leave a margin for the low income group, that if someone has savings of a mere couple of thousands of dollars, they would be entitled of receiving charity not giving.

So, do you thing $25 for every $1,000 for those who can afford should be taken as a rule?  I know this figure is not in the Quran.  I suppose it comes from the Shariah law of 2.5% which we've already discussed in this thread. 

 on: April 30, 2020, 09:20:50 pm 
Started by Zeynab - Last post by N. Truth Seeker

Ramadan 2020:   Reminding readers, this is another good one to read in your free time.

 on: April 30, 2020, 09:17:09 pm 
Started by Heba E. Husseyn - Last post by Ruhi_Rose

Yeah   🙂    MV Islamic History board @ Pin .....

 on: April 30, 2020, 09:15:14 pm 
Started by Heba E. Husseyn - Last post by N. Truth Seeker

You did well sister.  I'm sure he will love it. 

Good painting .... from MV Pinterest board, right?

 on: April 30, 2020, 09:12:13 pm 
Started by Heba E. Husseyn - Last post by Ruhi_Rose

Walaykum As-Salam dear all   🙂    Excellent watch  💕

I knew my husband would love this video so I sent it to him immediately   😊   

ابن سینا‎

 on: April 30, 2020, 08:07:51 pm 
Started by Heba E. Husseyn - Last post by Zeynab

Yes brother TS.  Very correctly said.  Spot on.   Alhumdulilah.

 on: April 30, 2020, 08:05:21 pm 
Started by Heba E. Husseyn - Last post by N. Truth Seeker

Wa'salam.  Excellent video.   Ibn Sina was a man whom The Almighty had granted a very discernible mind concerning the physical aspects of human health.  This medieval doctor and scientist came up with numerous discoveries that form the foundations of dozens of practices observed today.  Quarantine for Covid19 which is indispensable to curb its spread is back into practice at present. 

Thank you sister Heba.  Very enjoyable video.   Alhumdulilah.

 on: April 30, 2020, 06:31:30 pm 
Started by Heba E. Husseyn - Last post by Heba E. Husseyn

Big welcome dear Sis   ...... 

 on: April 30, 2020, 06:30:19 pm 
Started by Heba E. Husseyn - Last post by Zeynab

Indeed true.   A very, very significant aspect of medical history.   This is a wonderful brief video, don't miss it.

Many thanks for putting it up dear Sister Heba.   Walaikum As-salaam. 

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