Zakah Scare Stories

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Shaikh Haitham reveals some scary stories about how many practising Muslims have a lazy attitude towards Zakāh. This is a very troubling issue since it is a pillar of Islām and not paying the right Zakāh has catastrophic consequences for the individual and the ummah at large.


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About Shaikh (Dr) Haitham Al-Haddad

Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Council of Europe. He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom's Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. Shaikh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari'ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context. He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaikh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Council of Europe as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.


  1. Some people don’t know whether they are eligible or not to give Zakat and who is the Zakat deserving person and much more all these problems will be solved if we can learn about Zakat and gain significant information.

  2. Shaykh Haitham, Nice Information. Keep It Up.

  3. JazakAllahKhair Shaykh Haitham, excellent reminder.

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