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His brother is in debt – can he help him with his zakaah?

May 11, 2017

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Q. My brother works and has his salary but there is a big money he has to pay and this will take years from him to pay. Can I give him from the Zaka al-mal (charity of the money)? A. Praise be to Allaah. If your brother is in debt, and he has a salary which […]

It is permissible for a person to give his zakaah to a relative on whom he is not obliged to spend

May 11, 2017

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Q. I have a number of brothers and sisters and each of them has a large family and does not have anything to cover the expenses of his children’s education. I am better off, praise be to Allaah. Is it permissible for me to distribute the zakaah of my wealth to them, on condition that I […]

The Love of ‘Ali for his brother, ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them)

January 29, 2015

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Abu as-Safar narrated: رُؤِيَ عَلَى عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ بُرْدٌ كَانَ يُكْثِرُ لِبْسَهُ ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) was seen wearing a cloak that he used to wear often. It was said:  يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ، إِنَّكَ لَتُكْثِرُ لِبْسَ هَذَا الْبُرْدِ ؟ ‘0 Amir al-Mu’mineen, you wear […]

Different ways to support a fellow Muslim [Ibn al-Qayyim]

October 29, 2014

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Ibn al-Qayyim said: There are different ways of supporting a fellow believer: – with one’s wealth, – with one’s position of authority or power, – by means of physical service, – by offering sincere advice and guidance, – by making supplication (du’aa’) and asking for forgiveness for them, and – by feeling their pain. The […]