All posts tagged: zakah

Be it the London Plan or the Islamabad March, Under Democracy, the People are Being Skinned Alive

The media commentators are trying to engage the people in debate over the London Plan and Islamabad March, as if there is any hope that these plans and political maneuvers will solve the problems of the people. Be it Maryam Aurangzeb, Shahbaz Gul or Rana Sanaullah, their rhetoric is like that of Nadr bin Harith, […]

For Liberation from Slavery to the US, We Must Reject Democracy and Establish the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood

We will never see liberation from slavery to the US, that we so strongly desire, as long as we are ruled by Democracy. It is Democracy that allows its assemblies to pass the dictates, demands, policies and laws that the Western colonialists make to subjugate us. Thus, Pakistan’s economy is subjugated to the dictates of […]

Abolish Democracy and Establish the Khilafah for Real Change, through Implementing all that Allah (swt) Has Revealed

The root of our problems is not who rules us, but by what they rule us with. As long as Pakistan is ruled by man-made law under Democracy, rather than the Shariah law revealed by Allah (swt) under the Khilafah, we will never see real change. We will not see real change whether Imran Khan, […]

Pakistan’s Revenue and Expenditure under the Khilafah

Pakistan’s Current System Secures the Economic Interests of the Kafir Colonialists Sufficient revenues in the state treasury are essential for looking after the affairs of the people and managing the state expenses, such as the armed forces, health and education. However, in Pakistan’s current system, both democracy and dictatorship take turns to secure the economic […]

The Islamic State: The Solution for ‘Minority’ Oppression

In universities, students are being encouraged to adopt liberal ideas. They are told that it is the only way to become fair and ‘accepting’ of all minorities. Because unless we adopt liberal ideas, we’d have bias and oppression. These ideas are becoming increasingly attractive, as people look around the world and see minorities being mistreated. […]

The Prophetic Sunnah is Revelation and a Clarifier of the Noble Quran

Introduction: The Meaning of Sunnah, Both in the Arabic Language and in Shariah Terminology Sunnah (سُنّة), with its plural being Sunan (سُنَنٌ), linguistically is the path (Tareeq) or way (seerah). The inimitable Noble Quran, which set the standard for the Arabic language after its revelation for all times, says, (قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ سُنَنٌ فَسِيرُوا […]

The Global Wealth Inequality will only End through the Economic Order the Khilafah Will Establish

The immense concentration of wealth under the current capitalist world order has now reached intolerable levels. The World Inequality Report 2022 from the Paris-based World Inequality Lab stated that, “The share of the bottom 50% of the world in total global wealth is 2%… while the share of the top 10% is 76%.” The report […]

Islam Taxes the Financially Capable, not the Poor and Indebted!

GST and income tax are regressive taxation. Regressive taxation burdens the poor and indebted. Islam forbids regressive taxation. The poor and indebted receive Zakah. The Khilafah taxes only the financially capable. Yearly Zakah on trading merchandise above Nisaab. Yearly Kharaaj from agricultural land owners. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, لَا يَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ صَاحِبُ مَكْسٍ […]

The Khilafah Will Eradicate Rampant Inflation, By Abolishing Paper Fiat Money and Issuing Currency Based on Gold and Silver

By November 2021, the Rupee fell to 175 Rupees to a dollar, unleashing crushing inflation upon the citizens of Pakistan. Inflation is a permanent feature of the capitalist economy, irrespective of the re-opening of the economy after lockdown. Unlike Islamic gold and silver currency, fiat paper money loses its purchasing power, as governments print more […]

Nothing Less than the Re-Establishment of the Khilafah will End Our Perpetual Economic Agony!

Even Imran Khan knows that the inevitable consequence of the IMF programmes is worsening poverty. Before coming to power, in an interview published in the British newspaper, “The Guardian,” on 18 September 2011, Imran Khan emphatically warned, “Every country I know that has had IMF or World Bank programmes has only impoverished the poor and […]

Taxation under the Capitalist Economic System is Oppressively Regressive, Breaking the Backs of the Needy and Indebted

The revenue target for the next financial year, 2021-22, is targeted at Rs. 5.829 trillion, compared to Rs 4.691 trillion for the closing financial year, 2020-21, showing an overall increase of Rs1.138tr (24 percent). This is whilst the IMF has set a target of Rs 10 trillion for 2024-2025.

Pakistan’s Rulers Mercilessly Tax the Poor and the Indebted to Fill the Pockets of Those Who Peddle in the Sin of Interest

On 11 June 2021, in their budget announcement, Pakistan’s rulers made great fanfare of reducing taxation on certain sectors and increasing the salaries of government employees. Then, within days, the mouthpieces of the rulers made an even greater fanfare, through every platform available to them. However, in the same budget, Pakistan’s rulers increased overall taxation […]