As a fundamental pillar of Islam, a lot has been written and spoken about zakat. Muslims all around the world pay 2.5 percent of their assets and wealth as zakat. That’s the gist of this financial event and everyone seems to be happy with this version of narration. Unfortunately, only a few can realize, the critical role zakat in a society. Yes, money exchanges hands but what is the impact of this exchange? In this discussion, we will try to highlight the critical role of zakat by putting all the key elements under the microscope. We can promise you that this discussion will open new avenues of insight and thought for those who make it to the very end of this article!
Spiritual satisfaction for the donor
When someone pays zakat, they don’t lose much but gain a lot. This statement surprises some but it is a fact that is validated by mere common observation. It is just 2.5 percent of your assets but the rewards outweigh the percentage that you have to pay. Not only do you get one step closer to Allah’s mercy and forgiveness, but you also purify your wealth by paying this small amount. For better understanding, you can consider zakat as a purifier, a system that keeps your wealth spiritually clean!
Financial assistance of the needy
The critical role of zakat becomes significantly highlighted when we look at how it helps the recipients. The zakat system ensures that the integrity and self-esteem of the zakat recipient remain intact while he or she is being helped in a most commendable manner. Underprivileged members of society have yet another chance at life, which wouldn’t have been possible, had it not been for zakat. Through this money, the poor and the needy can afford some amenities, if not all, of life that they dream about!
Circulation of wealth
This is perhaps the most important aspect of zakat. One of the biggest reasons behind the economic plight that is becoming so visible all across the world these days is financial stagnancy. What does that mean? When wealth remains locked up in the safe houses of a few rich people, it doesn’t do a lot of good to the cause of the poor. The money doesn’t change hands, an event that is critical for the sake of economic activities. The financial activity can happen in a balanced way only if everyone has a fair, if not equal, opportunity in the market.
Zakat decreases the social gap
Linked to the previous point, zakat can be used as an effective tool to minimize the gap that exists between the rich and the poor class of society. In the current times, perhaps it is too much to expect that the class gap will disappear will vanish completely through zakat but a remarkable decline in social disparity can be expected.
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One option that you can consider is Transparent Hands. When it comes to crowdfunding for health, there is no platform bigger than Transparent Hands in Pakistan. The range of healthcare services offered by Transparent Hands is astoundingly vast. From medical and surgical treatments to medical camps and telehealth facilities, the NGO makes sure that the underprivileged Pakistanis have access to quality healthcare services. The NGO believes in creating a patient-donor bond while making sure that the protocols of transparency aren’t breached at any point. The NGO realizes the need for free medical camps in the rural areas, hence it actively sets up such camps as well. To donate, donors can log in to the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal from anywhere in the world. Payment modes are one hundred percent secure. Every donor has absolute freedom in selecting and funding patients of their choice. The NGO makes sure that regular updates until complete recovery are sent to the concerned donor.
Conclusion – The Critical Role of Zakat in a Society
You can guess from our tone that these are going to be the concluding lines, can’t you? But we are perfectly confident that this article was just the thing you needed to read before you paid this year’s zakat. Performing a ritual without understanding the logic behind it isn’t the same as performing it with complete understanding, is it? The impact of zakat needs to be discussed more often and in a louder manner so that Muslims who