Your Zakat donation shows that you trust Allah’s (SWT) will and that you’re willing to execute each of his teachings and leave your life in his hands. This complete devotion is all that Allah (SWT) expects of any Muslim, and He will deliver rewards in return.
Purification of Wealth
Greed and an obsession with material possessions are deemed sinful in Islam, meaning that one shouldn’t hoard wealth whilst others have nothing. Consequently, Muslims should strive to remove all impurities from their possessions by donating their Zakat and fairly distributing their blessings.
It’s down to Allah (SWT) to decide who is wealthy and who is not, but He expects all those who are capable to share their wealth with those who need it most. This allows us to refrain from giving in to greed and allowing ourselves to become consumed by meaningless worldly possessions. On top of this, it permits us to provide aid to those that are suffering in poverty.
Ensures Re-Distribution of Wealth
Allah (SWT) deems everyone equal, as a result, no one is more deserving of wealth than anyone else. Therefore, Muslims should always be reminded of a sense of community that leaves them responsible for those in need. It’s far too common for those in need to go unrecognised, which is where Zakat comes in to try and combat this issue.
Zakat forces us to acknowledge our blessings, understand that we’re no more deserving than anyone else, and distribute these blessings. This helps us reach a fairer community that is free of hierarchy and prejudice, as it’s important to recognise that Allah (SWT) is the only superior being.
Alleviates Suffering and Bolsters the Muslim Community
Devastatingly, so many Muslims across the globe don’t have access to the most basic of necessities to lead a comfortable life. Instead, these people experience suffering on a daily basis and struggle to make ends meet. Despite this, you can make their lives more bearable by providing them with your Zakat donation.
You would be surprised by just how transformative and powerful your Zakat donation can be. The impact that your Zakat has can make the difference between life and death in so many instances. You can help elevate the Muslim community as a whole from your yearly donation alone.
Calculate Your Zakat with UKIM
Here at UKIM, we’re dedicated to answering the burning question: why is giving Zakat important? We hope we’ve helped you understand the significance, and the assistance doesn’t end there. In order to calculate your Zakat, you can head over to our handy online calculator to guarantee that you donate your required amount. We’ll use your donation in the best way to transform the life of someone in need.