PURIFYING AND PROPERING WORSHIP: ZAKAT
Allah set the world as a place of examination and put the people in several trials. With his profundity, He created people in different situations and places and sustained the balance in the world. While he gave some of us disasters, some of us health, some of us sons and some of us no children. He is The One who gives and takes…
What do humans own truly? Having wealth should not be considered superior to those without. Yet there is no importance of appearance in the presence of Allah. Everything and everyone is needy but Him, everyone needs Him; He is the real owner of all wealth. The wealth of servants are figurative. It should not be forgotten that the real richness and wealth is piety.
Just like other worships in Islam, zakat has mercy and compassion towards the creatures of Allah besides its aspect of serving Him. Moreover, zakat is the one of the most important worships of this aspect.
Allah gives a duty to the man when He gives property and wealth. This duty is to give from what Allah gave him to the one who He did not grant. There the trial of the rich starts while the trial of the needy is patience towards poverty and neediness.
Allah offers several opportunities to form connections between people. One of those opportunities is the helping hand of wealthy that reaches the needy. This connection is named as zakat in Islam.