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Cleric reminds Muslims on payment of Zakkat

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A Muslim cleric in Gombe, Sheikh Auwal Abdullahi, on Tuesday, reminded Muslims

about the importance of Zakkat to the needy, stressing that it is one of the five pillars of Islam.

He said this at the 2019 Ramadan Lecture in Gombe.

Zakat is a form of alms-giving treated in Islam as a religious obligation or tax, which, by Quranic ranking, is

next after prayer in importance.

As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, zakat is a religious obligation for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria

of wealth.

The cleric said “the payment of Zakkat is compulsory on every Muslim if he or she posses what it takes to.

According to him, the recipients of Zakkat are also expected to give out Zakkat the following year.

He added that if people would do the right thing, there would not be poverty in the society.

He also enjoined wealthy persons to consider those working under them while giving out Zakkat.

He further advised those who have the means to be spending their wealth in the course of propagating Islam,

such act would earn them Allah’s grace and favours.

Ibrahim Kado: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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