Introduction to the Fiqh of Zakah

Dr. Jasser Auda
Last Update June 23, 2022
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Dr. Jasser Auda
President of Maqasid Institute Global


Zakah is one of the five fundamental pillars of Islam. This makes it a compulsory act, and therefore, all Muslims must give Zakah, provided they meet certain conditions. The concept of Zakah is to purify one’s wealth and soul.

This course takes you to explore a variety of topics, the knowledge of which is necessary for every Muslim male and female. Why do we study Fiqh, in general, and the Fiqh of Zakah, in particular, is going to be highlighted here. It will also show whether the rules of Zakah are fixed or variable. Besides, what the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah say about Zakah. In addition, what are the basic concepts of Zakah and what are its ultimate objectives?


11 Lessons55m

Unit 1 – Introduction to the Fiqh of Zakah

Unit 2 – How Do We Study Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) Today?

Unit 3 – Why Do We Study Zakah?

Unit 4 – Are Zakah Rules Fixed or Variable?

Unit 5 – What Do We Know about Zakah in the Qur’an?

Unit 6 – Why Is the Sunnah Important to Include?

Unit 7 – What Do We Know about Zakah in the Sunnah?

Unit 8 – What Are the Basic Objectives (maqasid) of Zakah?

Unit 9 – What Are the Basic Concepts (mafaheem) of Zakah?

Unit 10 – What Are the Basic Universal Laws & Values (Sunan) of Zakah?

Unit 11 – Miscellaneous Questions about Zakah

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Dr. Jasser Auda

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Professor Jasser Auda is a scholar of Islamic legal theory, especially the higher purposes (maqasid) of the Islamic law. He is the President of Maqasid Institute Global, a think tank registered in the USA, UK, Malaysia and Indonesia, a Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of Islam at Carleton University, Canada, a Visiting Professor at the Rule of Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Loyola University Chicago, and Al-Shatibi Chair for Maqasid Studies at the International Peace University in South Africa. He is a Founding and Board Member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, an Executive Member of the Fiqh Council of North America, a Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and a Fellow of the Fiqh Academy of India. He has a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Early in his life, he memorized the Qur’an and undertook traditional studies at the Study Circles of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. He worked previously as a professor at the universities of Waterloo and Ryerson in Canada, Alexandria University in Egypt, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar, American University of Sharjah, UAE, and University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. Professor Auda lectured on Islam and its law in dozens of countries, and wrote 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which were translated to 25 languages.’
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Duration 55 minutes
11 lectures

Material Includes

  • Fiqh of Zakah (Vol. II) - Yusuf Al-Qaradawi