Impact of Zakat on the Muslim

Impact of Zakat on the Muslim

There is no doubt that Zakat (obligatory charity) has a great impact on both the person who pays it and on society as a whole. Among its impacts are the following:

It purifies the person who gives it from sins and acts of disobedience he committed; Allah Says (what means): {Take, [O Muhammad Sallallahu `Alayhi wa Sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) ], from their wealth a charity by which you purify them and cause them to increase.}[Quran 9:103]. Moreover, it is confirmed that the Prophet Sallallaahu `Alayhi wa Sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said: “Charity wipes out the sin exactly as water extinguishes the fire.” [At-Tirmithi]

It results in the increase and blesses of the money; linguistically, Zakat means to bless, increase, or purify. Allah Says (what means): {But whatever thing you spend [in His cause] – He will compensate it, and He is the best of providers.}[Quran 34:39]. Besides, it is confirmed that the Prophet Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said: “I swear by Allah on the following three things: ….(and he mentioned) charity does not decrease the wealth of the person who gives it.” [At-Tirmithi]

It fulfills the need of the needy; this leads to the spread of security in society, as theft and robbery will decrease. It also means harmony in society.

The above are some fruits yielded by the payment of Zakat, and whoever wants to find out more in this regard may refer to the books of the scholars may Allah have mercy upon them on this subject.

Allah Knows best.

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