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Islam teaches us that wealth is something given by God himself, by his own will, for the benefit of humanity and therefore should be shared. In Islam sharing your wealth and giving Zakaat is a compulsory act which every Muslim should carry out.

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A1. Muslim teachings on poverty, charitable giving and charity. Islam teaches us that wealth is something given by God himself, by his own will, for the benefit of humanity and therefore should be shared. In Islam sharing your wealth and giving Zakaat is a compulsory act which every Muslim should carry out. Poverty Poverty can occur to any one at any given time; it is all up to God on who should be wealthy and who should live in poverty. People who live there life in poverty have nothing. Most people have no place to live; they have no food or water, and go on for days without eating anything. ...read more.

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For payment of Zakah there are three conditions: * Zakah is payable when a Muslim is in possession above the prescribed limit called 'nisab'. * They must have possessed this money or the wealth above the prescribed limit for one whole year. * The money must be paid to the poor and needy who deserve the money. Zakah consists of an annual contribution of 2.5% of ones income to public welfare. The rate of Zakah on other types of wealth such as agriculture produce and jewellery varies. Agricultural Zakah is 10% of produce in non-irrigated land and 5% in irrigated land. Zakah is compulsory on minors and adults, males and females, who are earning. ...read more.

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Lilah This is entirely optional. Lilah boxes are usually in mosques or peoples houses where they can put as much money in as they want. The Prophet said: 'Charity is a necessity for every Muslim. 'He was asked: 'What if a person has nothing?' The Prophet replied: 'He should work with his own hands for his benefit and then give something out of such earnings in charity.' The Companions asked: 'What if he is not able to work?' The Prophet said: 'He should help poor and needy persons.' The Companions further asked 'What if he cannot do even that?' The Prophet said 'He should urge others to do well.' The Companions said 'What if he lacks that also?' The Prophet said 'He should check himself from doing evil. That is also charity.' ...read more.

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