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People Who Are Entitled to Receive Zakat

Islamic Rule On Website: Hi all readers! In the previous article I explained some basic things about zakat. One of the core points is that rich Muslims must pay zakat because it is their obligation. Zakat is given to poor people who need it. But actually, there are several types of people who are entitled to receive zakat, not only the poor. That is what I will explain in this article.

We can find an explanation of the types of people who are entitled to receive zakat in the verse below;

إِنَّمَا ٱلصَّدَقَٰتُ لِلۡفُقَرَآءِ وَٱلۡمَسَٰكِينِ وَٱلۡعَٰمِلِينَ عَلَيۡهَا وَٱلۡمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمۡ وَفِي ٱلرِّقَابِ وَٱلۡغَٰرِمِينَ وَفِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبۡنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِۖ فَرِيضَةٗ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِۗ وَٱللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٞ ٦٠

Alms are only for the poor and the needy, and the officials (appointed) over them, and those whose hearts are made to incline (to truth) and the (ransoming of) captives and those in debts and in the way of Allah and the wayfarer; an ordinance from Allah; and Allah is knowing, Wise. (At-Taubah [9]; 60).

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All Readers! If we understand the above Quranic verse, then we know that there are eight types of people who are entitled to zakat. An explanation of that is as follows;

First; Poor Muslims.

What is meant by poor Muslims are Muslims who really do not have anything to make ends meet. The level of difficulty of their lives is very large. They are the first types of people who are entitled to receive zakat.

Second; Needy Muslims.

What is meant by needy Muslims are Muslims who find it difficult to make ends meet, but their level of difficulty is lighter than indigent Muslims. They are the second type of people who are entitled to zakat.

Third; Muslims who take care of zakat.

What is meant by Muslims who take care of zakat are Muslims who take alms from wealthy Muslims, then prepare the distribution of zakat, and give alms to those who are entitled to get it. They take care of the process. They are the third type of person who is entitled to receive zakat.

Fourth; People who are expected to become Muslims.

In the previous article I explained, that non-Muslims are not entitled to receive zakat. But non-Muslims who are very likely to become Muslims and are expected to become Muslims are entitled to receive zakat. They are the fourth type of person who is entitled to receive zakat.

Fifth; Muslims who are slaves and want to free themselves.

At present there are no slaves. But in the early days of Islam, there were many Muslims who became slaves. If they want to become free people, then they are the fifth type of person who is entitled to receive Zakat.

Sixth; Muslims who have debts.

If we know that there are Muslims who have a lot of debt and they cannot pay it, then they are the sixth type of person who is entitled to receive Zakat. The main point is that Muslims have debts and cannot pay them.

Seventh; Muslims who are fighting for Islam.

Do you know that there are Muslims who teach Islam without payment or only get paid a little? They include Muslims who are fighting for Islam. They are the seventh type of person who is entitled to receive Zakat.

Eighth; Muslims on Traveling.

If you know that there are Muslims who are on traveling and their intentions are good, such as going to work, teaching, visiting family and so on, then they are the type of people who are entitled to receive zakat.

All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the types of people who are entitled to receive Zakat. If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you in the next article!

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