Giving Zakaat – Perfection of Iman
Properly fulfilling the rights of Allah and the rights of the fellow human beings is a firm means of gaining perfection in faith and strengthening the belief. The following words of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) support this:
Translation: ……… Hadhrat Kulsoom (May Allah be well pleased with her) narrates on the authority of her father that the year of Ghazwa Muraisee’, when he embraced Islam, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: The completion of your Islam is that you give the Zakaat of your wealth. (Mo’jam Kabeer Tabarani, Hadith No. 14434)
Islam cannot be complete unless and until Zakaat is given. Zakaat is the bridge of Islam and its article without which no one can come close to Islam and neither can anyone gain perfection in faith.