The Wisdom behind Zakat al Fitr

حكمة تشريعها:

The fast-breaking zakat has been legalized to purify the soul from its filth; like avarice and other bad morals.

It is ordained to purify fasting from what can affect it or diminish its rewards such as vain talk, obscenity and the like.

Fast-breaking zakat is ordained to compliment the reward and to develop the good deeds.
It consoles the poor and the needy and prevents them from the humility of asking others on the feast day.Ibn Abbas narrated a traceable Hadith that,

«عن ابن عباس قال: فرض رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم زكاة الفطر طهرة للصائم من اللغو والرفث وطعمة للمساكين»

رواه أبو داود وصححه الألباني

“The Messenger of Allah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, has ordained the fast-breaking zakat as a purification for the fasting person from vain talk and obscenity and as a feeding for the needy.” [Reported by Abu Dawud and authenticated by Al-Albani]

It contains: showing the gratification for the grace of Allah Almighty that His slave has completed the fasting of Ramadan, has easily performed the night prayers and the performance of righteous deeds through it.

It contains: prevailing love and cordiality among the groups of the Islamic society.


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