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.
Content created and supplied by: CynthiaWirtes (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More