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As it is not allowed to pray alone After First Queue behind an when first queue is complete and someone comes late ,what should he do there any special method to take any person from first queue?


If someone comes to the row and does not find sufficient space or a gap to stand in the row, then, according to some, he should stand by himself and it is disliked that he should pull anyone back from the row (because it may disturb any believer in the prayer). Others say that he should pull one, who is aware of the ruling, back from the row after they have performed the opening takbir, and it is preferred for the one who is pulled to join him. thus there is a difference of thought in this matter among the scholars, and According to the majority, If a person prays behind the rows by himself, his salah will be valid but disliked.

You can pull believers in the center of row to join you. And Allah alone knows the best.

What is Zakat ul-fitr? What is its purpose, who must pay, when to give, whome to give?


Zakat ul-fitr is a type of sadaqah which must be paid by every Muslim, young and old, male and female, free and slave, at the end of the month of fasting (Ramadan).

Al-Bukhari and Muslim relate from Ibn 'Umar that he said: "The Prophet, upon whom be peace, enjoined the payment of one sa' of dates or one sa' of barley as zakat ul-fitr on every Muslim, young and old, male and female, free and slave."

The Purpose of Zakat ul-Fitr

Zakat ul-fitr was made obligatory in the month of Sha'ban in the second year of the hijrah. Its purpose is to purify one who fasts from any indecent act or speech and to help the poor and needy. This view is based upon the hadith reported by Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, and ad-Daraqutni from Ibn 'Abbas.

The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, enjoined zakat ul-fitr on the one who fasts to shield one's self from any indecent act or speech and for the purpose of providing food for the needy. It is accepted as zakah for the person who pays it before the 'id salah, and it is sadaqah for the one who pays it after the salah.

Who Must Pay Zakat ul-Fitr

Zakat ul-fitr is incumbent on every free Muslim who possesses one sa' of dates or barley which is not needed as a basic food for himself or his family for the duration of one day and night. Every free Muslim must pay zakat ul-fitr for himself, his wife, children, and servants

When Zakat ul-Fitr is Due

The jurists agree that zakat ul-fitr is due at the end of Ramadan. They differ, however, about. However Most scholars believe that it is permissible to pay zakat ul-fitr a day or two before 'id the exact time.

Whom to give

The kin are considered the most deserving people for the sadaqah gift because of the common blood relationship. When a man is in need and some of his relatives are rich, naturally he looks to them for help because they are of one family. Also, it is natural for a man to feel more sympathy and pain with his hard-pressed and needy relatives than with strangers. He is humiliated by their degradation and elevated by their honor. Therefore, any well-to-do person who cuts off his kin from assistance and lives in luxury while his relatives are in a state of misery is devoid of natural feeling or lacks belief and is far away from goodness or piety. On the other hand, for one who maintains close links with his kin, his sustenance is assured and his relationship is of beneficence to his kin. Others who are also eligible are: Orphans, The Needy, Wayfarere, Beggars, Slaves. And Allah alone knows the best.

What is the difference between Usher and Zakaat and what r the conditions under which these two become compulsory upon a man or woman?



Zakah or alms tax can be defined as that portion of a man's wealth which is designated for the poor. The term is derived from the Arabic verbal root meaning "to increase." "to purify," and "to bless." It find its origin in Allah's command to:

"Take sadaqah (charity) from their property in order to purify and sanctify them" [9:103].

That is why this kind of sadaqah is called zakah, for by paying it, one is aspiring to attain blessing, purification, and the cultivation of good deeds.

In the early days of Islam at Makkah, no limit or restriction was placed on the amount to be donated, for that decision was left to the individual Muslim's conscience and generosity. In the second year of hijrah, according to the widely known authorities, both the type and the quantity of zakah revenues were determined, and detailed illustrations were provided.

There is different percentage for various things, but the standard rate of zakah, and this is undisputed in any faction of Islam, is 2.5%. This 2.5% zakat is to be paid on the net worth of an individual after that amount has been with you for one full year. Zakat is due only on the extra wealth that one has accumulated, minus the debts.


Allah has made zakah obligatory on plants and fruit, for He says:

"O you who believe! Spend of the good things which you have earned, and of that which We bring forth from the earth" [2: 267].

Zakah is called expenditure (nafaqah). Giving the justification for paying zakah on produce, Allah says:

"He it is who produces gardens trellised and untrellised, and the date palm and the crops of diverse flavors, and the olive, and the pomegranate, like and unlike. Eat of the fruit thereof when it produces fruit, and pay its due upon the harvest day" [alAn'am 141].

In his explanation of the word haqq (due) in the preceding 'ayah, Ibn 'Abbas says that by haqq is meant both the obligatory zakah and the 'ushr (tithe or 1/10 or 10%) and the half-tithe(1/5 or 5%).

Thus usher is paid on the things that are produced like, fruits, crops etc. and we do not have to wait for full year like that of general zakah but this zakah is given immediately after production of crops, fruits etc.

Malik said, "Mines are dealt with like crops, and the same procedure is applied to both. Zakat is deducted from what comes out of a mine on the day it comes out, without waiting for a year, just as a tenth(10%) is taken from a crop at the time it is harvested, without waiting for a year to elapse over it." MALIK MUWATTA[book:17, Hadith: 17.3.8]

If the land is irrigated by rain or natural water channels or if the land is wet due to a near by water channel then we have to pay 10% as zakah. However if land irrigated by the well then we have to pay 5% as zakah.

Narrated Salim bin 'Abdullah from his father: The Prophet said, "On a land irrigated by rain water or by natural water channels or if the land is wet due to a near by water channel Ushr (i.e. one-tenth) is compulsory (as Zakat); and on the land irrigated by the well, half of an Ushr (i.e. one-twentieth) is compulsory (as Zakat on the yield of the land)." BUKHARI[vol.:2, book:24, Hadith:560]

what r the conditions under which these two become compulsory upon a man or woman?

If the total net worth of any believer (man, woman, or child) is more than the prescribed ‘nisaab’ of 7.5 ‘tolas’ of gold (app. 85 grams or app. Value US$2,500.00), then the person is liable to pay the obligatory annual ‘zakah’ of 2.5% on their excess wealth which has been in their possession for a full calendar year.

To determine ‘zakah’, the ‘Net Excess Assets’ would be the current market value of all of one’s assets (properties, investments, jewelry, cash, etc.) except: Value of house actually one lives in, value of car one uses regularly, value of the furniture and fixtures one uses on a regular basis.

Zakatable asset = total excess net worth at the end of a lunar year -(minus) outstanding liabilities or loans

Zakat=2.50% (zakatable asset).

ushr becomes obligatory when a beliver has land that produces fruits,crops etc. And Allah alone knows the best.

hello sir, first thanks for your kind service towards us, I’m a restaurant owner & I want to know can I keep my restaurant open while ramdan, as many imams of the locality had told me to keep it close, I want your suggestion, & also I want to know your name?


There is nothing in shariah which prohibits any believer from serving/selling food to any one(Muslim/ non-Muslim) who is not fasting. So Islam doesn’t snatch your right for trade while Ramadan and you are well with in your right to have your restaurant open and there is absolutely no harm in it. And Allah alone knows the best.

A/A I am from Indian occupied Kashmir, can I serve food to any ill person in my family while I’m fasting, as I have heard that it is prohibited for a person who is fasting to serve food to any one who is not fasting, if it is true then how can I serve my old father who is unable to fast due to illness, jazakalla?


Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you (believers) who is present (or witnesses) the month should spend it in fasting but if anyone is ill or on a journey the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful. QURAN[2:185]

Dear sister it is a lie that you can not serve food to those who are not fasting, shariah has neither set any restriction nor is there any harm in serving food to those who are not fasting, while fasting hours. And Allah alone knows the best.

Can one give zakat to his close relatives like married sister, a married brother who lives separate?


The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Charity for the poor is rewarded as one good deed; but in the case of a relative it is considered as two: [one reward for helping] blood ties, and [the other reward for] the charity [itself]." Related by Ahmad, an-Nasa'i, and at-Tirmidhi.

Thus from the above guidance of prophet Mohammad(pbuh) it is clear that giving zakat to the relatives earns double reward, so if ones sister or brother are poor & needy then they have bigger right to receive the ‘zakat’ from her brother than anyone else.

All those who are not the direct responsibility of the person can receive zakat. The people who are directly under ones responsibility are normally one’s parents, grand-parents, great grand-parents, etc., and wives, and children, grand-children, great grand-children, etc. And Allah alone knows the best.

If imaam is in Fajar prayer and someone comes late, can he first offer sunnat two rakaat first and then join the Imaam?


Dear brother if a believer enters into the masjid and finds that the congregation has already started, then he should immediately join the congregation, because in Islam obligatory(fard) prayer takes precedence over voluntary (sunnah ) prayer.

How ever if a believer has started his Sunnah prayer and he fears that he may miss some portion of fard prayer then he should leave his Sunnah prayer & should join congregation and there will be absolutely no harm in leaving sunnah prayer for fard prayer.

In fajar prayer the believer can offer his missed Sunnah prayer after the prohibited time (zawal time).

Narrated Abu Said Al Khudri: I heard Allah's Messenger (pbuh) saying, "There is no prayer after fajr prayer till the sun rises, and there is no prayer after the Asr prayer till the sun sets." [Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol.1 Hadith No.586]
And Allah alone knows the best.

We forget the little bit of knowledge of Islaam we possess as we don't find its practiccal application in current society, your suggestion, solution and guidance in this regard?


Dear brother islam is not merely an ideological vision but it is a pratical system of life, it covers the material as well as spiritual aspect of life. Islam satisfies the mans bodly and spiritual needs in equilibrum. Islam refuses that one aspect be given precedence over the other. Islam does not conflict with the man’s intellect or logic.

“…This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” QURAN[5:3]

Islam is perfect in every aspect or in every sphere be it social, political, economic, spiritual etc. In social aspect islam proceds to achive equilibrum between the needs of individual & those of the community. There is no superior or inferior in the islamic community and all are equal. Islam has its own economic system whereby economic equilibrum is kept in the society.

Dear brother since you have not mentioned any aspect where islam seems to you, is not pratical, so that I would had concentrated on that aspect, Still I want to assure you that islam was perfect and pratical in the past, is in present and will be inshaallah in future. And Allah alone knows the best.