By its sorcery the eye of the heart is sightless, The soul thirsty with its barrenness
“The present global economic crisis is due to the fact that we have followed one road, and have taken the certainty of capitalism too far,” said Sir Mark Tully, during the Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature (EAIFL).
I say again that it is this apostasy which is nowadays engulfing the Islamic World from one end to another. It has made its onslaught from house to house, family to family. Schools, colleges, universities have all been overrun by it. There is hardly a family fortunate enough not to include a follower of this creed among its members.
Zakat, which Islam has enjoined upon Muslims, marks the lowest limit of the expression of human sympathy, kindness and compassion. It is a duty, the disregard or violation of which is not in any circumstances tolerable to God. The Shariah is emphatic in its insistence upon its observance. It has prescribed it as an essential requirement of Faith for Muslims.