Points: Introduction – Its importance – How is Zakat to be spent – Back bone of the economic system of Islam -Conclusion.
The word "Zakat” has been derived from Zaka which means to grow, to increase, to flourish and to spread. It also means to remove impurities of an impure matter and material. But in its Islamic sense, the term carries the meaning to pay fixed amount on money, ornaments, gold, silver and produce on which a period of one year has elapsed.
In importance, it is next to "Salat". That is why in most Quranic verses, these two institutions have been mentioned together "And observer prayer, and pay the poor rate and bow down with those who bow" (Holy Quran). Zakat is obligatory upon every Muslim who is capable of paying it.
Points: Introduction – Different personalities of a woman – The mutual relation of husband and wife – A natural division of work – Status of woman – Conclusion.
Islam recognizes the position of woman to be the same as that of man. It claims that both come from the same essence. In a woman, we find three different personalities a mother, a wife and a daughter. The position of the mother is very much exalted in Islamic tradition. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has gone so far as to say, "Paradise lies underneath the feet of your mothers." As regards the position of woman as wife, the saying of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) is categorical, "The best among you is the one who is best towards his family." With regards to woman as a daughter, the Islamic attitude can be realized from the reproaches which the Holy Quran makes against the pagan pre-Islamic behavior at the birth of daughters.