What Are The Different Financial Responsibilities of a Muslim Towards His Community?
Posted on: April 27, 2018, by : Maeva Lille

Throughout the world, the Islamic culture is gaining popularity and inspiring non-Muslims to adopt its practices. Why? Well, the reason is the purity of thought and traditional activities performed among the Muslim communities.

Like any other, Islamic dharma teaches everyone to lead a life full of gratitude, love, happiness and internal peace. It is all about helping people learn the value of sharing, bringing a smile on other’s face and assisting the needy people in rising above. Though, such aspects or practices are rare to be performed or witnessed anywhere else in the world but at the same time, the actual truth or cultural ethics cannot be neglected anyhow.

In any religion, men are considered to be more eligible and proficient in accomplishing the financial responsibilities of their family as compared to women. This somehow stands men superior to women.  Keeping all such factors in mind, the historians explain and consider men to be responsible for all the financial needs.

Now when it comes to financing, people usually bound their thought process till feeding their families or keeping up with their basic necessities of life. If seen in Islamic culture, accomplishing the financial needs has a different meaning. Else than, fulfilling a family’s basic needs, it includes humanity practices too.

In order to let you have a better brief on this concept, here are a few aspects explaining the financial responsibilities of a Muslim toward his community-

  1. Zakat Al Fitr – Considered as one of the highly celebrated and preferred Islamic cultural practice, Zakat Al Fitr has actually helped many Muslims live a better life and enjoy leverages which were more of a dream for them. In this, generally, a privileged Muslim is required to come up with an exact amount of Zakat (donation) through the help of Zakat calculator and donate it to the ones who are in need of the same.

  1. Sadaqah – The word Sadaqah is Arabic word which means ‘giving in charity.’ It’s literal meaning and understanding is enough to let people carve a better future and lifestyle for themselves. Though, it’s not exactly about sharing or giving finance help but is a generic help which can be done or proffered in the form of finance.

  1. Sadaqah Wajibah – There are times when during Ramadan month fasting, Muslims often make minor mistakes. And just to get rid of such sins, Muslims donate a particular share of their wealth. Usually, all the Muslims practice the same.

The basic motive behind performing all these Islamic practices is to achieve the internal happiness and make one’s soul pious. Its ground concept is to help needy people and let them live a better life in every manner.

The bottom line-

Attaining the eternal and mental peace can be as easy as 1, 2 and 3 with Islamic practices which teach you the true meaning of sharing and happiness. All in all, it can be achieved through Islamic traditions that are pious and brings you more closer to the almighty.