This book is part of the Islamic Teachings series compiled from the works and lectures of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Zakah and Charity book provides readers with both a general overview and where needed, some in depth information and guidance on basics of Islam. All of the primary subjects within the three branches of Shariah, Aqidah (doctrine), Fiqh (jurisprudence), Tasawwuf (spirituality and self purification) are covered and a general basic understanding of Islam in a modern context through an easy way to follow question and answer format. Some of the most common yet unanswered, day to day issues are replied to using juristic methods from sound sources of Qur'an and Hadith. These are not only of benefit for the purpose of self study, for anybody of any age and from every walk of life, it is also a very useful reference source which caters for the needs of academic institutions, libraries and study circles.
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is a former professor of Law and Head of Department of Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation at the University of the Punjab. As a leading politician in Pakistan he has started a peaceful anti-corruption and pro-democracy reformist struggle in December 2012. He is also the founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, which has branches and centres in more than 90 countries. He studied classical Islamic sciences under eminent scholars around the world, including Mecca, Medina, Syria, Baghdad, Lebanon, Morocco, India and Pakistan, and has received around 500 authorities and chains of transmission in the various branches of Islamic knowledge. He has authored around 1000 books (over 400 of which are published) and delivered over 6000 lectures around the world. Qadri has been conferred the highest Islamic academic title of 'Shaykh-ul-Islam' which means an Authority on Islam.