Zakātu l-Fiṭr

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Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani, Sohbet of the 27th of June, 2016.

As-salāmu alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāhi wa barakātuh.

A‘ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni rrajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alá Rasūlina Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūl Allāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistāni, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Haqqāni, madad. Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.

The end of Ramaḍān is coming. We have to remind people that the ṣadaqah for fasting, called Ṣadaqatu l-Fiṭr everybody must give it until ‘Īd, until ‘Īd prayer. Young, old, sick they all must give this. Rich or poor but of course the ṣadaqah of a poor person is less. They can give as much as they can. Here the religious affairs declared it as 20 TL. Less or more in other places. You must give that amount. It isn’t a big amount but it is big in Allāh’s presence. If you keep Allāh’s order, You will reach to His Grace, you’ll reach His (jj) love.

They used to call it Zakātu l-Fiṭr in old times. Before this zakāt – it was ordered before zakāt was a farḍ. Our Prophet (saw) told the Muslims to give it during Ramaḍān, before Ramaḍān ends. Until ‘Īd, before ‘Īd prayer it is counted as Zakātu l-Fiṭr. If you give it after the prayer it is counted as normal ṣadaqah. Even if you give a thousand times more, its blessing isn’t like the other one. You need to be careful about some things. You need to place importance on it. Honoring Allāh’s order is much more valuable than that ṣadaqah. You have to keep the order immediately saying ” As you wish”. It isn’t good to postpone it saying “We’ll give it later.” Don’t ever say “I’ll do it later” about any of Allāh’s orders. Keep your prayers, fast on time. If you have money for ḥajj – nowadays you can’t go whenever you wish. But if you have a chance, do all Allāh’s orders without delaying them. When you keep them, it gives you benefit both in this world and the hereafter. Its real benefit is in the hereafter. But the benefit of the hereafter also brings blessings in this world. Your faith gets stronger. Your light increases.
May Allāh make us reach many Ramaḍāns, in shā’ Allāh.

Today we are… It is last week of Ramaḍān. So we are like to remind people for one order of Allāh in Ramaḍān. Everybody they must give ṣadaqat al-fiṭr, zakāt al-fiṭr. What meaning? To each people, poor people, they can pay less. Rich people, they can pay as much as they can, they like. This was before ordering zakāt. This was only, they were giving for Muslim people, to pay like 1 kg, 2 kg of dates or raisons or wheat. But for common people, it is nearly around maybe $7-$6. But for people, poor people, maybe $0.5 it is enough for them even. But it is for everybody – for baby, for children, for young, for old, for woman, for lady, for crazy people, even if they don’t have any… Also their family, they must give for them.
This is order of Allāh. And its time until praying ʻĪd praying after Ramaḍān when finish. Until ʻĪd praying you can pay this. And acceptable like zakāt al-fiṭr. Prophet (saw) said before praying ʻĪd it is like this but after it is normal ṣadaqah.

And when give – 10 times, 1000 times more, you cannot reach the benefit for zakāt al-fiṭr. So for everything Allāh give us something, we must be very sensitive to do what He orders. Don’t make it like we can do later and it is not important. Everything it is important and important for us especially, not for Allāh. Allāh everything make important for our benefit.

What He orders we must be quickly make this order. It is like debt. We must pay debt, loan. Some people, many of people, they don’t like to pay loan. They make it after… maybe postpone. But some people, they don’t like at all to have any loan. Quickly if they manage, quickly give this money and finish. And he is happy and he’s rest and he is in peace inside. Nobody asking from him. And for loan of Allāh, it is more important. He is happy with us if we quickly do His order. For praying we can quickly finish prayer in time. For fasting also, we fast in time. If we have enough money, to go to ḥajj, it is open. Nowadays it is difficult. They don’t allow. Even if you have money, you cannot go as much you like. If you have this opportunity, you must quickly also. Everything – don’t wait, “We can do later. We can make it later”. Quickly make it and be get this benefit. It’s most benefit what we do for worshipping. In this dunyā also we have this benefit.

Allāh give us belief, good belief in our inside and to give light also. But most important for ākhirah. The most benefit for ākhirah. But this benefit going to ākhirah also coming to us in this dunyā also, make us happy, make us peace with… innerly peace. But if not doing, every time you are waiting and you are not restful. In shā’ Allāh we must give this also. It is not so much. And Allāh, sometimes you see [it as] some very few [small] things but it is huge in Divine Presence of Allāh. “taḥsabūnahu hayyinān wa huwa ‘inda Llāhi ‘aẓīm” (24:15) So, in shā’ Allāh, Allāh accept our worship, and make us to do it all time, in shā’ Allāh.

Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.

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