other relations, no treaties, no nationalities,
no differences of religion can over take Blood
Ties. One can understand it very well by an
example. If a person embraces Islam, his sister,
still being Kafirah, will remain his
sister for ever. Nothing can come in between.
So religion does not overtake blood relations.
I can find more than 10 verses as a proof for
this point. All are not mentioned here for the
sake of conciseness.
every next human regardless of caste, creed,
color, language, nation, region, tribe, religion
etc is my own relative in one way or the other.
The Qur'an and The Ahadees do not discriminate
the humanity on any such lines. The later day
religious bigots reated this division of Muslims
and Non-Muslims in matter of charities which
had greatly hampered the Da’wah
works. Now the Muslims mostly are jealous, partial
and prejudiced in their treatment to others.
Throughout the globe, Muslims do not perform
charitable works for the general people. In
plural societies, even though they are multi
millionaire, they happen to be at the receiving
end. In India, every charitable hospital established
by Sindhis, Gujaratis or Marwaris are full of
veiled (Burqa-clad) women. We do not
find the names of Muslims in the donors list.
Many hospitals in south India are run by different
Shankar Acharyas and Muslims are benefited without
any discrimination. It is today's Muslim, the
most acquisitive person on this earth eating
upon the resources of others like a parasite,
at the same times almost useless for other communities.
Then there are religious leaders extracting
all the donor's money for the sake of gates
of their religious institutions costing hundreds
of thousand Rupees or Masjid costing millions
of rupees, leaving no room for Muslims to donate
in such human institutions or do some charitable
works which may present a "humane"
picture of Islam to others. Aga Khan and the
others like Eidhi are perhaps the only names
in the world we find whose charitable institutions
are for the humanity at large!
is one item underlined in the translation of
the very first fundamental verse which is mentioned
at the beginning: ".....
whose hearts are to be won over ...." We
make actions by which our religious institutions
creat rift and spread hatred among our various
religious off shoots of the community! And we
do not make hospitals so that other communities
may come closer to Islam and we can win their
hearts. Then the biased religious leaders restrict
us to give charity to Non-Muslims as they do
not treat them as humans.
of Zakah funds and its beneficiaries
need to be discussed in the light of Heavenly
Revelation. Its collection or distribution may
be collective or individual. But it is obligatory
(Farz) on a person and he will be also
answerable in the (Akhirah) hereafter
for its misuse. Lastly, please note that such
funds should not go to those people who are
liability on the person paying Zakah.
Parents, spouses, children have their "rights"
on the person who takes care of them. For such
relatives, one should do whatever best he can
from his own. Zakah and other such
funds should go to those who do not have any
"right" on the donor.
should also know one more important thing which
is also called charity in the Holy Book. One
may see it in Chapter 2, Verse 219:
(to forgive and make pardon to people on their
faults or) whatever you can spare.."