By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 07 Jan 2013
Majlis of Dagestan Ulama dedicated to the subject of Zakat was held last Saturday at the central Juma mosque in Makhachkala, Dagestan. The Majlis was attended by the imams of different cities and district of the Republic.
Charity is not just recommended by Islam, it is required of every financially stable Muslim. Giving charity to those who deserve it is part of Muslim character and one of the five pillars of Islamic practice. Zakat is viewed as "compulsory charity"; it is an obligation for those who have received their wealth from God to respond to those members of the community in need. Devoid of sentiments of universal love, some people know only to hoard wealth and to add to it by lending it out on interest.
Islam's teachings are the very antithesis of this attitude.
Speech delivered by Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi at Majlis of Ulama on the occasion of opening Kizilyurt district Komsomolskoe village Muhammad-Afandi al-Khuchadi Jum`ah Mosque, in 2005.