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Fasting and Zakah are two of the five precepts of Islam that provide benefits not only to an individual; but to the society at large. Darussalam brings forth a set of 215 Fatawas regarding Fasting and Zakah by the eminent Muslim Scholars; Shaykh 'Abdul-'Aziz bin 'Abdullah bin Baz, Shaykh Muhammad bin Salih Al- 'Uthaimin and Shaykh 'Abdullah bin 'Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen; along with the assistance of the Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council. This book is a great guide to the Muslim Ummah and answers to the queries in the light of Fiqh and Shariah Compliance.
In literal sense, fasting means to refrain from eating food or drinking before the break of dawn till the sunset; but this sacred obligation is not just about abstaining from food or drinks rather there is a deep meaning hidden in it. As, Allah (SWT) said:
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn Taqwa." - Al-Quran: Surah Al-Baqarah (2:183)
First half of the book is regarding rulings on Fasting and has got all the answers starting off with;
- Virtues and rulings on fasting and sighting of the moon
- Social and individual benefits of fasting and its etiquettes
- Fasting during illness, traveling, fasting of women, age at which fasting becomes obligatory
- Fasting in the month of Shawwal
- Things which corrupt a fast
- Prayers, taraweeh and much more.
Second half of the book brings in a huge collection of rulings on Az-Zakah in the light of Quran and Sunnah. Zakah is a compulsory payment on two and a half percent of the savings and serves as a means of social welfare. There is a detailed discussion on all of the Zakah related rulings and its importance, who is eligible to pay it as well as who is eligible of receiving it, amount to be paid and last but not the least there is a whole bunch of things listed on which Zakah is permissible and/or impermissible such as; wealth of the orphans, monthly salary, land, rental property as well as commodities; to name a few.