Around our parts, lillah is deemed as unrestricted funds, sadaqah as partially restricted funds which can be used for public works (رفاه عام) according to some while zakat is fully restricted funds which must be only given to specified categories.

The Book of Hajj

This is a summary of the law of zakat in accordance to the hanafi school. In it I gathered only the preponderant views using Nuqaya as the base and where necessary supplemented it with the other reliable mutun namely Quduri, Wiqayah, Bidayat, Kanz, Multaqa, Majma’, Mukhtar and Tuhfah.
Hadrat Amir Shah Khan Sahib relates that one man invited Shah Wali Allah Sahib (Muhaddith) Dihlawi, Mawlana Fakhr al-Din Sahib and Mirza Mazhar Jani Jana for food. He sat all three of them down and left. The man returned...

The book of Zakat

(0.1) All praise belongs to Allah. There is none worthy of worship but Him; it is He who gives and it is He who sustains. Peace be upon His final messenger who was the most thankful servant of Allah...
It is clear in principle and in accordance to fiqh that a city is determined customarily based on the distance where the populace is settled irrespective of the size [of the population] and the wide distance they are spread; all of it is considered one city. A settlement which is customarily considered outside the city will be deemed a separate locality even if it is contiguous.

To the bride

All praise is to Allah, the most compassionate and appreciative. Peace be upon his final prophet who is a great favour from Allah to all of creation. Blessings be upon his family and companions who were satisfied with the...

When Ramadan comes

When Ramadan comes, the door of mercy opens, the door of fire shuts and the devils are jailed.1 When Ramadan enters the door of heaven opens, the door of hell shuts and the devils are put in chains.2 When Ramadan arrives...
Oh those who believe! Fasting has been made compulsory upon you, as it had been made compulsory on those before you, so that you may become fearful... So those of you who witness the month, fast within it. Those who are ill or on travel the number will be from other days. Allah intends for you ease, He does not intends for you hardship. Complete the number, exalt Allah at what He has granted you, and perhaps you may become thankful.

A teacher’s wish

I came across this printed booklet entitled Gulshan Falah Darayn. It is a wonderful speech of Ml. Saleem Dhorat (حفظه الله) to the students of Falah al-Darayn; the alma matta of our teacher, Hadrat Shaykh Ml. Saleem Nawab sahib....
In terms of ownership of assets there are four classes. There are those who have plenty and there are those who do not have enough. The first are the privileged and the second underprivileged. The privileged may be (1)...
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