Advanced Zakat Studies
A contemporary study course presented by Joe Bradford
Unit One: The History, Importance, and Objectives of Zakat
History of Zakat – Primary Texts
History of Zakat – Prophetic Period & Caliphate of Abu Bakr
History of Zakat – Caliphate of Umar
History of Zakat – Caliphates of Uthman, Ali, Mu’awiyah
Importance of Charity and Zakat
Legislative Objectives of Zakat – Higher Objectives of Islam
Legislative Objectives of Zakat – Required Reading (PDF)
Legislative Objectives of Zakat – Objectives Specific to Zakat & Charity
Unit Two: Essential Rules and Concepts
Who must pay Zakat?
What types of wealth are liable for Zakat?
How much Zakat is to be paid?
When is Zakat paid? When is it not?
Who is Zakat to be paid to? How much should be paid?
Inner meanings of Zakat
Unit Three: Advanced Issues in Zakat & Charity
Calculating Zakat on Currency
Persons Liable for Zakat Payment
Types of Wealth Liable for Zakat
Amounts Due and Payment Schedule
Management and Disbursement of Zakat
Case #01: Corporate Employee
Case #02: Stay at Home Parent
Case #03: Entrepreneur