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Consequences for Defaulters

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If a person does not pay Zakah on his properties, then Allah will put huge serpents around his neck [on the Day of Judgement].” Then he read its corroboration from the Quran [Surah Aal-e-Imran, Ayat 180]: “Let not those who are miserly with what Allah has bestowed on them of His bounty think that it is good for them; no, it will be worse for them. Soon will the things which they covetously withheld be tied around their necks on the Day of Judgement.” [Ibn Majah]

Is there any tax in the world that is only two and a half percent?

We may be paying 30% of our hard earned income to the government, and if we evade this tax, could face confiscation of all our property and prison time. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) asks us only to return 2.5% of what He gave us in the first place!

We understand that there will be consequences to face if we evade the man-made laws of this world, then why should there be no consequences if we evade the laws of our Creator.

Calculate and pay your Zakah. Then try to give at least as much in Sadaqah as well, to cover up for any shortcomings in your payment of Zakah, and for the reward of Sadaqah. Together the two would make up 5% of your savings and the worth of your assets. It’s worth it!

This hadith has been sent to me by dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com

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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Islam

 

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Remember Death Twenty Times a Day

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) asked the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “O Messenger of Allah, will anybody rise with the martyrs?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He will rise with them who remembers death twenty times a day.” [Ihya Ulum-Id-Deen]

The reason for this good fortune of rising with the martyrs is that the remembrance of death keeps him far away from this world of deception and compels him to prepare for the next world.

  • He spends little money on the things of this world because when he remembers death and imagines that he might die in a few hours he sends his money to his home in the Hereafter instead, by spending it in the path of Allah. You will not see him in fancy clothes, extravagant surroundings, or expensive cars.

    You will not find him playing games and entertaining himself because when he feels the need to unwind he remembers death and finds solace in talking to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) instead.

    He who remembers death considers how little is the time he has to perform good deeds and repent for his mistakes. So he can’t be bothered with holidays and parties and photographs.

    He who remembers death lives his life in a state of preparedness to meet death and so will be raised with the martyrs on the Day of Resurrection and will enjoy the favours that are reserved for them, inshaAllah.

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    Posted by on September 9, 2013 in Islam

     

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