Is The Concept Of Zakaat Same As Taxes

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Shaykh Abu Eesa explains

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is the concept of the card the same as taxes?

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The problem with the question is that it doesn't really kind of clarify what what do they mean by taxes because I like to translate the card as the arms tax. I use the word arms tax arms to indicate sadaqa and charity and voluntary and kind of, you know, higher and good and religious. So that's an old English word arms a LMS. So that's like kind of the religious side and tax because it is taken like a tax meaning it is collected, it is official, there is punishment for those who don't pay those who refuse to pay those who don't believe in the payment of it. So just like a normal taxation system, so it's like tax in that it is obligatory and taken, yeah. If you have the money, if you go

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above the threshold and you have a lot of money, then you've got to pay zakat. There's no doubt about it in a Muslim country. Of course, you're not policed. So in a non Muslim country, but the only your own value your own taqwa and the last principle should police you. So if you have the above the nisab, the threshold and you must pay, and that's like, therefore attacks It feels like attacks. But of course, this is going for the sake of Allah only being used by very specific mandate, which is by align His Messenger in the Quran and the Sunnah. And it can go to a number of places where taxes would normally go. So it is like tax in how it's taken. It's completely unlike

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tax in how it's spent and the values that undermine it or under underpin it a big part. The other question that would be maybe what the question is trying to say is that if I am charged taxes in my country, is it Have I paid my Zakat, okay, so if I'm in the UK, and I get charged 20% income tax or 30% income tax, and I'm only having to pay 2.5% cap I'm having to pay 30% of my wealth to the state as my Zakat obligation fulfilled, definitely not. Taxes are going to the non Muslims and to their and to the country and to the state and to the government to run public services and all the rest of it and whatever it runs, whether it's health reasons or not, around reasons, but that's taxes. Zakat

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is something for line is messenger. It has very specific categories that eight categories mentioned the IRS or a Toba. It is regulated in a very, very strict way and it's being done for Allah sake, is completely impermissible for you to write off your Zakat obligation by if pay taxes or don't need to pay zakat. Nope, that's completely incorrect. You have to pay zakat separately upon your wealth and you pay taxes completely separately upon your wealth. And Allah knows best. Hey, thank you for watching and subscribe so you can continue to get the rest of the videos I don't know what somewhere over here, there, whatever whatnot is beautiful. This, this series of videos face IQ, and we need

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