Part 2: Feeling Festive..

I paid my zakat fitrah today, the 3rd of the 5 Pillars of Islam (Rukun Islam)……

Zak?t (classical Arabic: ????; modern Arabic: ????; Turkish: Zek√Ęt; also transliterated zakaat or zakah; “to grow” (in goodness), “increase,” “purifying,” “making pure”) is the Islamic concept of tithing and alms. It is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam and refers to spending a fixed portion of one’s wealth for the poor or needy, including people whose hearts need to be reconciled, slaves, those in “debt,” those in the way of God, and the travelers in the society.

The basis of zakat is given in the Qur’an: “Of their goods take alms, that so thou mightest purify and sanctify them; and pray on their behalf, verily thy prayers are a source of security for them.” (9:103)

A Muslim may also donate an additional amount as an act of voluntary charity (sadaqah), in order to achieve additional divine reward.

News just in that Raya will fall on Tuesday..Yay!

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