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Etymology[ edit ] Zakat literally means "that which purifies". The word zakat, with the meaning used in Islam now, is found, for example, in suras: Muslims believe those who give zakat can expect reward from God in the afterlife, while neglecting to give zakat can result in damnation.
Zakat is considered part of the covenant between God and a Muslim. It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces to the East and the West; but righteous is he who believeth in Allah and the Last Day and the angels and the Scripture and the Prophets; and giveth his wealth, for love of Him, to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free; and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor due.
And those who keep their treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress. Such are they who are sincere. Such are the God fearing.
The Quran also lists who should receive the benefits of zakat, discussed in more detail below. Sahih Bukhari's Book 24,  Sahih Muslim's Book 5,  and Sunan Abu-Dawud's Book 9  discuss various aspects of zakat, including who must pay, how much, when and what.
According to the hadith, refusal to pay or mockery of those who pay zakat is a sign of hypocrisyand God will not accept the prayers of such people. The collectors are required not to take more than what is due, and those who are paying the zakat are asked not to evade payment.
The hadith also warn of punishment for those who take zakat when they are not eligible to receive it see Distribution below. The Quran does not provide specific guidelines on which types of wealth are taxable under the zakat, nor does it specify percentages to be given.
But the customary practice is that the amount of zakat paid on capital assets e. For example, Abu Hanifa did not regard the nisab limit to be a pre-requisite for zakat, in the case of land crops, fruits and minerals.
Such differences have serious implications for Muslims at large when it comes to their application of the Islamic obligation of zakat.
For example, some scholars consider the wealth of children and insane individuals zakatable, others don't. Some scholars consider all agricultural products zakatable, others restrict zakat to specific kinds only.
Some consider debts zakatable, others don't. Similar differences exist for business assets and women's jewelry. Some require certain minimum nisab for zakatability, some don't. The same kind of differences also exist about the disbursement of zakat.
According to the Quran's Surah Al-Tawba, there are eight categories of people asnaf who qualify to benefit from zakat funds. Islamic scholarship, historically, has taught that only Muslims can be recipients of zakat.The Social Work Of A Social Worker - In this field there are a lot of turnover rates due to heavy caseloads, unfair wages, and lacking the knowledge of self-care and proper research to help others understand our role and responsibilities as a social worker.
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