There is no doubting the fact that Muslims need leaders, especially religious leaders who understand Islam along with the communities they live in. These scholars of tomorrow, both men and women, need to be able to play a positive role within Muslim community and change the way Muslims interact between themselves and other communities so that it brings peace and harmony to the societies we live in.
Cambridge Islamic College (CIC) has set itself an ambitious task of producing leaders who know Islam, understand the world around them and are able to lead. We offer these students a place to learn under the guidance of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi, one of the most distinguished Islamic scholars residing in the West. These potential leaders, who are aspiring to learn their Deen and contribute towards this noble aim of serving their communities, face many challenges which often prevent them from pursuing this path. This is where YOU can help.
CIC has launched a Zakat fund called Cambridge Zakat Fund to support the the college. This is a means for you to take part in this effort by helping these students of knowledge, securing yourself a share in the rewards that will come from their contributions Insha-Allah. This is indeed an ‘investment’ none of us can afford to miss. Imagine the accumulation of good deeds by these scholars, their students and all the people they positively influence. This will be your share in the Akhira, insha-Allah.
The obligation of zakah, and the categories of those to whom zakah is payable, are both clearly set out in the Qur’an: “Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveller – an obligation [imposed] by Allah. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.” (al-Tawbah, 9:60).
In the verse cited above, one category is mentioned as “for the cause of Allah”. Some scholars limit this to the jihad, but there are others who extend it to the hajj, and to education and da`wah work. According to this opinion, zakah can also be given to Muslim schools, colleges, and da`wah centres. The famous Hanafi jurist al-Kasani says: “for the cause of Allah” includes all pious activities: it includes all those who work in the obedience of Allah and in the path of good and who are needy [of help].” (Bada’i` al-sana’i` ii. 471–72).
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