Who is paid zakat?

One of the components of zakat stipulated in the Koran, and in detail and in plain text rather than indirect narration, and this – a contingent of people, social groups, who are paid zakat, he spent on whose needs. Mentioning it in his final Scripture, the Lord of the worlds indicates the importance of this aspect and knowing the intricacies of human nature does not give believers the right to decide and define categories of people and the purposes for which the money is spent, collected as zakat.

See how the Creator reveals the need to maintain the proportions of worldly and eternal, speaking in the Qur’anic verse that some follow the precepts of the Prophet as long as this person is profitable for them, seek by all means to usurp someone else’s: “And among them [the weak and hypocritical] there are those , who looks for shortcomings and curses your address [the Prophet] regarding material deductions [zakatnyh means]. If they were given from them [zakatnyh means; would be given material assistance], then they [the hypocrites] would be satisfied. When they are not given, they begin to show resentment and nourish anger. If they were content with what the Lord has given them, and His Messenger, and said [to with all my heart]: “(1) It is sufficient to us by God [as a helper, protector and gave goodness, we do not deserve]. (2) Allah (God, Lord) will give us according to His mercy, and also His messenger [when the due time comes]. (3) We are – with love aspiring to Him [believed not to like the trade to multiply their wealth ( “I believe – why, Lord, give me your it!”), But – believe in order to believe; we thank God for the awakening in us by His will of these bright and eternally passing feelings] “(Holy Quran, 9:58, 59).

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, for example, notes in this connection: “Many economists and sociologists have always stressed that it is important not to collect and collect taxes, but what and how the collected taxes are spent. It is in this issue that the balance of justice is violated, the selfishness and weakness of human nature are manifested, the funds collected are appropriated to those who have no rights to them. This was and is in the most diverse societies, and it is most likely that this is why so close attention has already been given to this matter in the Holy Scripture itself. ” The meaningful translation of the Qur’anic verse about the directions of zakat realization reads: “Verily, alms (zakat) belongs to [is paid]:
– poor [not having a nisab, that is not related to those who are obliged to pay zakat];
– to the poor [the poor and the destitute];
– those who collect and distribute zakat;
– those who are close to faith or are still weak in their religiosity;
– for the ransom and release of slaves;
– for the payment of debts of those who are unable to pay them off; – on the way of the Lord (fi sabilly-lyah);
– travelers.
This is essential for you, the Lord is All-Knowing and infinitely Wise “(Holy Quran, 9:60).

It is also important to know that when zakat is paid for the purposes listed in the ayah or when it is passed on to people, organizations that distribute it to the needy, it is necessary to stipulate that these are the means paid (or collected) as zakat.

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