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 Ayats of Zakat in Quran

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Ayats of Zakat in Quran

2.43 And be steadfast in prayer; give Zakat; and bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship).

And remember We took a covenant from the Children of Israel (to this
effect): Worship none but Allah. treat with kindness your parents and
kindred, and orphans and those in need; speak fair to the people; be
steadfast in prayer; and give Zakat. Then did ye turn back, except a few among you, and ye backslide (even now).

2.110 And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: And whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you, ye shall find it with Allah. for Allah sees Well all that ye do.

is not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West; but
it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the
Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance,
out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the
wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be
steadfast in prayer, and give Zakat (regular charity); to fulfill the
contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or
suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are
the people of truth, the God fearing.

Yusuf Ali’s Commentary: 2.177 :

As if to emphasise again a warning against deadening formalism, we are
given a beautiful description of the righteous and God-fearing man. He
should obey salutary regulation, but he should fix his gaze on the love
of God and the love of his fellow-men. We are given four heads: (1) our
faith should be true and sincere; (2) we must be prepared to show it in
deeds of charity to our fellowmen; (3) we must be good citizens,
supporting social organisation; and (4) our own individual soul must be
firm and unshaken in all circumstances. They are interconnected, and
yet can be viewed separately.

Faith is not merely a matter of words. We must realise the presence and
goodness of God. When we do so, the scales fall form our eyes: all the
falsities and fleeting nature of the Present cease to enslave us, for
we see the Last Day as if it were today. We also see God's working in
His world and in us; His Powers (angels), His Messengers and His
Message are no longer remote from us, but come within our experience.

Practical deeds of charity are of value when they proceed from love,
and from no other motive. In this respect, also, our duties take
various forms, which are shown in reasonable gradation: our kith and
kin; orphans (including any persons who are without support or help);
people who are in real need but who never ask (it is our duty to find
them out, and they come before those who ask); the stranger, who is
entitled to laws of hospitality; the people who ask and are entitled to
ask, i.e., not merely lazy beggars, but those who seek our assistance
in some form or another (it is our duty to respond to them); and the
slaves (we must do all we can to give or buy their freedom). Slavery
has many insidious forms, and all are included.

Charity and piety in individual cases do not complete our duties. In
prayer and charity, we must also look to our organised efforts: where
there is a Muslim State , these are made through the State, in
facilities for public prayer, and public assistance, and for the
maintenance of contracts and fair dealing in all matters.

Then come the Muslim virtues of firmness and patience. They are to
"preserve the dignity of man, with soul erect" (Burns). Three sets of
circumstances are specially mentioned for the exercise of this virtue:
(1) bodily pain or suffering, (2) adversities or injuries of all kinds,
deserved and underserved and (3) periods of public panic, such as war,
violence, pestilence, etc.

ask thee what they should spend (In charity). Say: Whatever wealth ye
spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in
want and for wayfarers. And whatever ye do that is good, -Allah knoweth
it well.

Yusuf Ali’s Commentary: 2.215 :

Three questions arise in charity: (1) What shall we give? (2) to whom
shall we give? and (3) how shall we give? The answer is here. Give
anything that is good, useful, helpful, valuable. It may be property or
money; it may be a helping hand; it may be advice; it may be a kind
word; "whatever ye do that is good" is charity. On the other hand, if
you throw away what is useless, there is no charity in it. Or if you
give something with a harmful intent, e.g., a sword to a madman, or a
drug or sweets or even money to someone whom you want to entrap or
corrupt, it is no charity but a gift of damnation. To whom should you
give? It may be tempting to earn the world's praise by a gift that will
be talked about, but are you meeting the needs of those who have the
first claim on you? If you are not, you are like a person who defrauds
creditors: it is no charity. Every gift is judged by its unselfish
character: the degree of need or claim is a factor which you should
consider; if you disregard it, there is something selfish behind it.
How should it be given? As in the sight of God; thus shuts out all
pretence, show, and insincerity.

words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by
injury. Allah is free of all wants, and He is Most-Forbearing

Yusuf Ali Commentary: 2.263 :

A very high standard is set for charity.

  • It must be in the way of God.
  • It must expect no reward in this world.
  • It must not be followed by references or reminders to the act of charity

  • Still less should any annoyance or injury be caused to the recipient;
    e.g. by boasting that the giver relieved the person in the hour of

Indeed, the kindness and the spirit which turns a blind eye to other
people's faults or short-comings is the essence of charity: these
things are better than charity if charity is spoilt by tricks that do
harm. At the same time, while no reward is to be expected, there is
abundant reward from God -material, moral, and spiritual - according to
His own good pleasure and plan. If we spend in the way of God, it is
not as if God was in need of our charity. On the contrary our
shortcomings are so great that we require His utmost forbearance before
any good that we can do can merit His praise or reward. Our motives are
so mixed that our best may really be very poor if judged by a very
strict standard.

ye who believe! cancel not your charity by reminders of your generosity
or by injury,- like those who spend their wealth to be seen of men, but
believe neither in Allah nor in the Last Day. They are in parable like
a hard, barren rock, on which is a little soil: on it falls heavy rain,
which leaves it (just) a bare stone. They will be able to do nothing
with aught they have earned. And Allah guideth not those who reject

Yusuf Ali Commentary: 2.264 :

False charity, "to be seen of men", is really no charity. It is worse,
for it betokens a disbelief in God and the Hereafter. "God seeth well
whatever ye do" (ii 265). It is compared to a hard barren rock on which
by chance has fallen a little soil. Good rain, which renders fertile
soil more fruitful, washes away the little soil which this rock had,
and exposes its nakedness. What good can hypocrites derive even from
the little wealth they may have amassed?

2.270And whatever ye spend in charity or whatever vow ye make, be sure Allah knows it all. But the wrongdoers have no helpers.

ye disclose (acts of) charity, even so it is well, but if ye conceal
them, and make them reach those (really) in need, that is best for you:
It will remove from you some of your (stains of) evil. And Allah is
well acquainted with what ye do.

Yusuf Ali’s Commentary: 2.271 :

It is better to seek no publicity in charity. But if it is known there
is no harm. If it is for public purposes, it must necessarily be known,
and a pedantic show of concealment may itself be a fault. The harm of
publicity lies in motives of ostentation. We can better reach the
really deserving poor by quietly seeking for them. The spiritual
benefit endures to our own souls, provided our motives are pure, and we
are really seeking the good pleasure of God.

2.273 (Charity
is) for those in need, who, in Allah's cause are restricted (from
travel), and cannot move about in the land, seeking (for trade or
work): the ignorant man thinks, because of their modesty, that they are
free from want. Thou shalt know them by their (unfailing) mark: They
beg not importunately from all the sundry. And whatever of good ye
give, be assured Allah knoweth it well.

who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret
and in public, have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no
fear, nor shall they grieve.

Yusuf Ali’s Commentary: 2.274 :

We recapitulate the beauty of charity (i.e. unselfish giving of one's
self or one's goods) before we come to its opposite, i.e. the selfish
grasping greed of usury against those in need or distress. Charity
instead of impoverishing you will enrich you; you will have more
happiness and less fear. Contrast it with what follows, - the
degradation of the grasping usurer.

2.276 Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: For He loveth not any ungrateful and wicked.

2.277 Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

2.280 If the debtor is in a difficulty, grant him time till it is easy for him to repay. But if ye remit it by way of charity, that is best for you if ye only knew.

Hast thou not turned thy though to those who were told to hold back
their hands (from fight) but establish regular prayers and spend in
Zakat (regular charity)? When (at length) the order for
fighting was issued to them, behold! a section of them feared men as -
or even more than - they should have feared Allah. They said: "Our
Lord! Why hast Thou ordered us to fight? Wouldst Thou not grant us
respite to our (natural) term, near (enough)?" Say: "Short is the
enjoyment of this world: the Hereafter is the best for those who do
right: Never will ye be dealt with unjustly in the very least!

4.114 In most of their secret talks there is no good: But if one exhorts to a deed of charity
or goodness or conciliation between people, (secrecy is permissible):
To him who does this, seeking the good pleasure of Allah, We shall soon
give a reward of the highest (value).

But those among them who are well-grounded in knowledge, and the
believers, believe in what hath been revealed to thee and what was
revealed before thee: And (especially) those who establish regular
prayer and pay Zakat (regular charity) and believe in Allah and in the Last Day: To them shall We soon give a great reward.

Allah did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, and We
appointed twelve chieftains among them. And Allah said: "I am with you:
if ye (but) establish regular prayers, give Zakat (regular
charity), believe in my messengers, honor and assist them, and loan to
Allah a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you your evils, and
admit you to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you,
after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path or

We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or
nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if
any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an
act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light
of) what Allah hath revealed, they are wrongdoers.

Your (real) friends are (no less than) Allah, His Messenger, and the
(fellowship of) believers,- those who establish regular prayers and
regular charity, and they bow down humbly (in worship).

"And ordain for us that which is good, in this life and in the
Hereafter: for we have turned unto Thee." He said: "I afflict on whom I
will; but My mercy extendeth to all things. That (mercy) I shall ordain
for those who do right, and pay Zakat, and those who believe in Our signs;-

But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans
wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait
for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish
regular prayers and pay Zakat, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful.

9.11 But (even so), if they repent, establish regular prayers, and pay Zakat,- they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We explain the Signs in detail, for those who understand.

The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as believe
in Allah and the Last Day, establish regular prayers, and pay Zakat, and fear none (at all) except Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance.

The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they
enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular
prayers, pay Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise.

9.75 Amongst them are men who made a covenant with Allah, that if He bestowed on them of His bounty, they would give (largely) in charity, and be truly amongst those who are righteous.

9.79 Those who slander such of the believers as give themselves freely to (deeds of) charity,
as well as such as can find nothing to give except the fruits of their
labor,- and throw ridicule on them,- Allah will throw back their
ridicule on them: and they shall have a grievous chastisement.

9.104 Know they not that Allah doth accept repentance from His votaries and receives their gifts of charity, and that Allah is verily He, the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful?

Then, when they came (back) into (Joseph's) presence they said: "O
exalted one! distress has seized us and our family: we have (now)
brought but scanty capital: so pay us full measure, (we pray thee), and
treat it as charity to us: for Allah doth reward the charitable."

14.31 Speak to my servants who have believed, that they may establish regular prayers, and spend (in charity)
out of the sustenance We have given them, secretly and openly, before
the coming of a Day in which there will be neither mutual bargaining
nor befriending.

19.31 "And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;

19.55 He used to enjoin on his people prayer and charity, and he was most acceptable in the sight of his Lord.

And We made them leaders, guiding (men) by Our Command, and We inspired
them to do good deeds, to establish regular prayers, and to give Zakat; and they constantly served Us (and Us only).

22.41 (They are) those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayer and give Zakat, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.

To those whose hearts when Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear,
who show patient perseverance over their afflictions, keep up regular
prayer, and spend (in charity) out of what We have bestowed upon them.

And strive in His cause as ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and
under discipline). He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties
on you in religion; it is the religion of your father Abraham. It is He
Who has named you Muslims, both before and in this (Revelation); that
the Messenger may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for
mankind! So establish regular prayer, give Zakat, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protector - the Best to protect and the Best to help!

23.4 Who are active in given Zakat;

23.60And those who dispense their charity with their hearts full of fear, because they will return to their Lord;-

Yusuf Ali’s Commentary: 23.60

Their hearts are full of reverence for Allah and fear lest their
charity or their hearts be not good enough for acceptance before their
Lord; for they have the certainty of a future life, in which they will
stand before the Judgment Seat. They fear for their own worthiness, but
they hope in Faith.

24.37 By men whom neither trade nor sale can divert from the Remembrance of Allah, nor from regular prayer, nor from paying Zakat: Their (only) fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be turned about,-

24.56 So establish regular prayer and give Zakat; and obey the Messenger. that ye may receive mercy.

27.3 Those who establish regular prayers and give Zakat, and also have sure faith in the hereafter.

31.4 Those who establish regular prayer, and give Zakat, and have sure faith in the Hereafter.

And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like
that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish regular prayer,
and give Zakat; and obey Allah and His Messenger. And Allah
only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the
Family, and to make you pure and spotless.

41.7 Those who pay Zakat, and who even deny the Hereafter.

Is it that ye are afraid of spending sums in charity before your
private consultation (with him)? If, then, ye do not so, and Allah
forgives you, then (at least) establish regular prayer; give Zakat; and obey Allah and His Messenger. And Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do.

Thy Lord doth know that thou standest forth (to prayer) nigh two-thirds
of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so doth a
party of those with thee. But Allah doth appoint night and day in due
measure He knoweth that ye are unable to keep count thereof. So He hath
turned to you (in mercy): read ye, therefore, of the Qurán as much as
may be easy for you. He knoweth that there may be (some) among you in
ill-health; others traveling through the land, seeking of Allah's
bounty; yet others fighting in Allah's Cause, read ye, therefore, as
much of the Qurán as may be easy (for you); and establish regular
Prayer and give Zakat; and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan.
And whatever good ye send forth for yourselves ye shall find it with
Allah,- yea, better and greater, in Reward and seek ye the Grace of
Allah. for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

And they have been commanded no more than this: to worship Allah,
offering Him sincere devotion, being true (in faith); to establish
regular prayer; and to give Zakat; and that is the Religion Right and Straight.

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