Charity and Fasting is Prescribed in Islam and Christianity

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Zakir Naik

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The third pillar of Islam is Chaka. Chaka means to purify, it means growth.

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And in Islam, every rich person who has a savings of more than the nisab level, more than 85 grams of gold, he or she should give 2.5% of that saving every Luna and charity.

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If every rich human being give Zakat,

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poverty will eradicate from this world, there will not be a single human being will die of hunger.

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As mentioned the Quran in surah alhaja. Chapter 59 was number seven that the cat had been prescribed, so that it prevents the wealth from circulating amongst the rich Zakat, obligatory charity has been prescribed so that it prevents the wealth from circulating only amongst the rich. And the same guidance is given in First Peter, chapter number four was number eight, that give forgiven charity for charity covers a multitude of sins. The fourth pillar of Islam and its own, that is fasting.

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every adult Muslim

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who's healthy, it should fast that abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to sunset.

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For one full lunar month that the month of Ramadan, this is called as form as fasting.

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And it's mentioned in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was the 183 that fasting has been prescribed to you, as it was prescribed to people who came before you, so that you may learn self restraint. The main reason for fasting according to the Quran, is for self restraint is for self control. And today the psychology they tell us that if you can control your hunger, you can control almost all your desires.

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And there are various benefits of fasting medical benefits. Other benefits, you can give a talk only on benefits of fasting. For example,

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to the medical science tells us that if you fast the way Islam prescribes for one full lunar month,

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it increases the intestinal absorption. It even reduces the cholesterol level.

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If you can abstain from smoking, from dawn to dusk, very well, you can abstain from smoking from the cradle to the grave. If you can abstain from drinking alcohol, from dawn to dusk, very well, you can abstain from drinking alcohol from the cradle to the grave. It gives us an opportunity

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to inculcate in us the habits which are good and abstain from those habits which are wrong. Fasting is also prescribed in the Bible.

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And the Gospel of Mark Chapman was number 29 as well as the Gospel of Matthew chapter number 17, verse number 21. Even the Bible prescribed fasting