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Poverty Will Reduce If Every Muslims in Nigeria Can Pay their Zakats Regularly - Muslim Cleric.

Sheikh Tajudeen Adewunmi

According to a report on Tribune News Online, The Secretary-General of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State, Sheikh Tajudeen Adewunmi, has said that the level of poverty will reduce drastically if every Muslim in Nigeria can pay their Zakats regularly. He stated this at the 12th annual Zakat distribution of over N7.6bn Zakat donation to 53 beneficiaries by the Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation, Egba/Yewa zone.

Non- Muslims would be wondering what Zakat is all about? Well, Zakat is a form of obligatory charity that has the potential to ease the suffering of millions. With the literal meaning of the word being 'to cleanse,' Muslims believe that paying Zakat purifies, increases, and blesses the remainder of their wealth. Zakat is calculated as 2.5% of your savings and financial assets that are not used towards your living expenses. Any income used to pay bills, house payments, or essential needs is not included in the calculation.

To be eligible to receive Zakat, the recipient must be poor and or needy. A poor person is someone whose property, over his basic requirements, does not reach the Nisab threshold. The recipient must not belong to your immediate family; your spouse, children, parents, and grandparents cannot receive your Zakat.

Chief Imam of Ilaro, Yewa-North area of the state represented by another Islamic scholar, Sheikh Kolawole AbdulRazaq, Adewunmi who spoke during the event reiterated that if Muslims who are eligible to pay Zakat do pay it regularly, it will help to reduce poverty drastically, rising banditry, and kidnapping in the country. He urged those who benefitted from the Zakat donations to judiciously use what is given to them and should not sell any part of it.

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