• In The Name Of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Common Misconceptions:1. I pay my taxes, isn’t it enough? Why do I have to pay Zakat?

The taxes are paid to the government – Federal, State, County, and City in accordance with its rule and regulations. Zakat is paid as an obligatory duty (Faridatun min Allah) to Allah. It has its own purpose, function, rules, and regulations of payment and distribution. In order to have the Zakat obligation to be fulfilled, it must meet the (Shariah) requirements. Paying taxes do not meet these requirements.